Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer Break Reading Challenge

Hey all! I have decided to take part in another challenge! Proudly bought to you by Karin from Karin's Book Nook is the Summer Break Reading Challenge! *clapping, confetti, cheering, maching band* I have never participated in one of Karin's Challenges so I'm SUPER DUPER excited XD Anyway, I have decided to take part in the first activity which is a making a list goals you hope to accomplish by the end of the Summer Break or however long the challenge is (it didn't mention) You can partipate too by entering HERE

Summer Break Reading Challenge

So since I have this..this addiction! of buying and borrowing more books than I can possibly read. I have dedicated this summer to somehow decreasing my TBR pile. ( I have linked all book to goodreads becasue I heart goodreads, descriptions taken of goodreads too) So my goal for this summer is to....

1)I was Jane Austen's best friend by Cora Harrison
Description - When shy Jenny Cooper goes to stay with her cousin Jane Austen she knows nothing of the world of beautiful dresses, dances, secrets, gossip and romance that Jane inhabits. But Jane is already a sharp observer of the customs of courtship, and when Jenny falls utterly in love with the dashing Captain Thomas Williams, who better than Jane to help her win the heart of this most eligible of men?

2)The 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison
Description - No one else can see the evil fairies that rouse Tanya from her sleep, torturing her at the slightest mention of their existence, but they are as real to the 13-year-old as anything she's ever known. She cannot rid herself of them, nor can she ignore them. But it is her insistence on responding to them that has her banished to her grandmother's secluded countryside manor. There is much to explore and even more to fear in the woods surrounding the estate. But, the forest isn't the only source of dark secrets, and Tanya soon finds herself entangled in a mystery that could trap her in the fairy realm forever.

3)A Spy in the House by Y.S.Lee
Description - Rescued from the gallows in 1850s London, young orphan (and thief) Mary Quinn is surprised to be offered a singular education, instruction in fine manners — and an unusual vocation. Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls is a cover for an all-female investigative unit called The Agency, and at seventeen, Mary is about to put her training to the test. Assuming the guise of a lady’s companion, she must infiltrate a rich merchant’s home in hopes of tracing his missing cargo ships. But the household is full of dangerous deceptions, and there is no one to trust — or is there? Packed with action and suspense, banter and romance, and evoking the gritty backstreets of Victorian London, this breezy mystery debuts a daring young detective who lives by her wits while uncovering secrets — including those of her own past.

4)Need by Carrie Jones
Description - Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane...but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now.She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination. In fact, he's still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There's something not right - not human - in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara.

5)Solace & Grief by Foz Meadows
Description - Solace Morgan was born a vampire. Raised in foster care, she has always tried to keep her abilities secret, until an eerie encounter with a faceless man prompts her to run away. Finding others with similar gifts, Solace soon becomes caught up in a strange, more vibrant world than she ever knew existed. But when the mysterious Professor Lukin takes an interest in her friends, she is forced to start asking questions of her own. What happened to her parents? Who is Sharpsoft? And since when has there been a medieval dungeon under Hyde Park?

6)Little Vampire Women by Lynn Messina, Louisa May Alcott
Description - The dear, sweet March sisters are back, and Marmee has told them to be good little women. Good little vampire women, that is. That's right: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy have grown up since you last read their tale, and now they have (much) longer lives and (much) more ravenous appetites. Marmee has taught them well, and so they live by an unprecedented moral code of abstinence ... from human blood. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy must learn to get along with one another, help make society a better place, and avoid the vampire hunters who pose a constant threat to their existence. Plus, Laurie is dying to become a part of the March family, at any cost. Some things never change.

7)Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Description - Adopted by the Alpha of a werewolf pack after a rogue wolf brutally killed her parents right before her eyes, fifteen-year-old Bryn knows only pack life, and the rigid social hierarchy that controls it. That doesn't mean that she's averse to breaking a rule or two. But when her curiosity gets the better of her and she discovers Chase, a new teen locked in a cage in her guardian's basement, and witnesses him turn into a wolf before her eyes, the horrific memories of her parents' murders return. Bryn becomes obsessed with getting her questions answered, and Chase is the only one who can provide the information she needs. But in her drive to find the truth, will Bryn push too far beyond the constraints of the pack, forcing her to leave behind her friends, her family, and the identity that she's shaped?

8)Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis
Description - Shelby’s summer plans go totally awry when her horrible stepmother sends her off to “brat camp” as punishment for one too many broken curfews. Camp is full of spoiled rich kids, obnoxious counselors wanting Shelby to talk about her feelings, and a totally inhumane “no cell phones” policy. Things start looking up, though, when Shelby meets fellow camper (and son of a rock star) Austin Bridges III. But soon she realizes there’s more to Austin than crush material—his family has a dark secret, and he wants Shelby’s help guarding it. Shelby knows that bad boys get her into trouble…but who is she to turn her back on a guy in need, especially such a good-looking one?

1) The Body Finder
2) Inside Out
3) My Soul to Save
4) Hex Hall
5) Infinity

Well those are my goals for the summer hopefully I can cut down eight books from my TBR list and read the five books that I have been wanting to read since well ..a long time !

ps- Don't forget to get involved in my trial run of Writer's Block!

Badass Bookie xx


  1. That is an amazing list of books :). They all sound brilliant! Have fun reading them all :)

  2. Great goals. You have picked a fine bunch of books to read this summer. I have read and reviewed Hex Hall, My Soul to Save, Infinity, and Raised by Wolves on one or the other or my blogs. I have A Spy in the House and Inside Out on my TBR stack too. Happy reading!

  3. Nice list. I need to read RAISED BY WOLVES too. Thanks for joining the challenge.

  4. Looks like a fantastic list! Good luck!

  5. Love your blog, great books on your TBR also :)

  6. I love Summer Reading Lists! I think I might actually even go join the challenge... I'm curious to hear what you think of Hex Hall! Thanks for stopping by Book Love :)

  7. Good list. Can't wait to see what you think of Need

  8. You will love a spy in the house it is great :)