Friday, May 26, 2017

My 2017 Big Book Summer

I have just announced the 6th year of my challenge, Big Book Summer Challenge, so I guess I should be the first to sign up!

I really enjoyed tackling some big books the last few summers, and I'm looking forward to doing it again and finally reading some of these bricks that have been collecting dust on my shelf (NOTE: for this challenge, a Big Book is defined as a book with 400 pages or more).

I don't know if I will get to all of these, but I like to have some options to choose from.  These are all currently on my shelves, waiting patiently to be read (along with many others!). I chose 6 this year because none of them are 700-1000 pages long, as in some years - these are mostly in the 400-600 page range:

My Big Book Summer!
  • The Lost Girls by Jennifer Baggett, Holly C. Corbett, and Amanda Pressner (538 pages)
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (409 pages)
  • Shift (Silo Trilogy, Book 2) by Hugh Howey (570 pages)
  • Overpowered by Mark H. Kruger (423 pages)
  • Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld (599 pages)
  • Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (562 pages)
I like to alternate between grown-up books and kids/teen/YA books, so I have three of each on this list.  Most of these have been collecting dust on my shelf for many years, so all of these qualify for my Read My Own Damn Books Challenge also.

I'm so excited for summer now!

How about you? Are you up for tackling a Big Book (or two or three) this summer?  Join me and sign up for the 2017 Big Book Summer Challenge! The rules, details, and link-ups are on that page.

Now, which one will I start this weekend...?

(Note: You don't need a blog to participate - you can either leave a comment on the Challenge page or sign up in the 2017 Big Book Summer Goodreads group.


  1. This is always a fun summer challenge, Sue! I've heard great things about The Scorpio Races.

    1. It's good so far. Lindsey - weird but good!

  2. Anonymous2:52 PM


    1. Thanks! I hope you'll join the fun again, too!

  3. Freedom is on my bookshelf, too. I don't think I'll be getting to that one this summer!

    1. It's been on my shelf for SO many years, Darlene! Every summer, I pass it up, so I decided to tackle it finally - I've never read a Franzen novel before! I hear people either love him or hate him, so this should be interesting!