Thursday, June 30, 2016

2016 Homework Assignment Challenge Quarter 2 Check In

I got a C for my Homework Challenge for this Quarter. I only read one of the books I was supposed the read and that was Clockwork Angel, which I read in April. I'm going to try to play catch up, but at least read three books for the next quarter. I plan to finish the Infernal Devices and the books my sister recommended to me this year, so most of the books off the list will be completed. 

Summer Reading Program

I'm so excited to find another challenge to sign up for summer. I just signed up for the Make Me Read it Read-A-Thon and the Virtual Summer Reading Program. Please Vote for my Make Me Read It reads here. This challenge goes on for the whole month of July. The idea is that you set a goal for yourself and then strive to meet it. I'm not going to do a certain number of books because that is always hard for me to meet. Some days I read around 2 hours, but other days I read barely any at all. Also for the page numbers it varies by the book. 

I'm going to pledge to read at least 300 pages a week. I think this is doable. I see it failing for the next week as we are going to be on vacation, but I will try. Sometimes we have a lot of down time, so we will see. Check out the books on my Make Me Read It Voting and the Books I Want to Read this Summer to see what I will read.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Summer Reading and Make Me Read It Sign Up and Voting

As you guys know I just love reading challenges. I have cut down on the number of readathons I participate in, but my challenges have pretty much remained the same. I'm always looking for more.

 I was so excited to find the Virtual Adult Summer Reading Program. It is taken after the summer library reading program that we participated as a kid. This runs from June 20th (1st day of summer) to September 5th. Basically any book I read this summer counts for this challenge. 

Sign Up Here
This readathon is such a great idea. It is from July July 9th-July 16th. We may be on vacation this week, so I don't know how much I will get read.I'm going to have you guys pick three books and I will try to read the top three. I typically read 1 book a week, but I'm going to really try to marathon during the week. I picked these books off my Goodreads TBR list and my Summer TBR list. 

Monday, June 20, 2016

TBR Takedown Update

#TBR TakeDown Update

Monday June 20th
Summer Days and Summer Nights pg 130-191
My Lady Jane pg 115-119

Tuesday June 21st
Summer Days and Summer Nights pg 191-221
My Lady Jane pg 119-123

Wednesday June 22nd
Summer Days and Summer Nights 221-293
My Lady Jane pg 123-132

Thursday June 23rd
Summer Days and Summer Nights 293-387
My Lady Jane pg 132-140

Me Before You 0-29

Me Before You 29-80

Sunday, June 19, 2016

TBR Takedown Sign Up

#TBR Takedown

I'm going to participate in TBR Takedown this week hosted by LeaningLights over on Youtube. My two weeks of Kindercamp are over and I'm back to my 40 hour work weeks with a day off because I work 10 hour shifts. I have the two years olds twice this week and they take naps really well, so I will get some reading time with them. The other two days I have the school kids (no reading time) and the three years old. The three year olds it just depends how fast I can get them asleep how much reading time I get. 

Here's the challenges. I'm planning on finishing My Lady Jane and Summer Days and Summer Nights. These might be the only books I manage to finish this week. 

1. TBR over a year [longest]:I'll Give You the Sun
2. Sequel:PS I Still Love You
3. First book in a series: The Summer I Turned Pretty
4. Out of comfort zone [whatever that means for you]: Skip
5. Most Recent Book Haul: History is All You Left Me

I haven't even hauled the most recent books I got from Barnes and Nobles B-Fest, but I plan to read a book off that pile if I get to that challenge. 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

June To Be Read List Winner

I'll Give You the Sun is my winner for my June To Be Read List. My sister loved this book. I'm excited to start reading it. 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

My To Be Read List June 2016 ~ Let's Vote

I'm back! I still have not totally caught up with this challenge I skipped May to catch up, but I still need to read The Infinite Moment of Us for March. The books I picked out for this month are all books that I own and want to read this summer. I'm working on reading our shelves this summer to reduce the number of unread owned books. 

From the Flying Start author of Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, a powerful novel about hope in the face of heartbreak.

Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains.

Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere. Her former best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend…and he’s much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve.

As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they’re more aware than ever that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance—with family, with friends, and with love.

Back to the Future meets Fast Times at Ridgemont High when Haley’s summer vacation takes a turn for the retro in this totally rad romantic fantasy.

Summer officially sucks. Thanks to a stupid seizure she had a few months earlier, Haley’s stuck going on vacation with her dad and his new family to Disney’s Fort Wilderness instead of enjoying the last session of summer camp back home with her friends. Fort Wilderness holds lots of childhood memories for her father, but surely nothing for Haley. But then a new seizure triggers something she’s never before experienced—time travel—and she ends up in River Country, the campground’s long-abandoned water park, during its heyday.

 The year? 1982.

And there—with its amusing fashion, “oldies” music, and primitive technology—she runs into familiar faces: teenage Dad and Mom before they’d even met. Somehow, Haley must find her way back to the twenty-first century before her present-day parents anguish over her disappearance, a difficult feat now that she’s met Jason, one of the park’s summer residents and employees, who takes the strangely dressed stowaway under his wing.

Seizures aside, Haley’s used to controlling her life, and she has no idea how to deal with this dilemma. How can she be falling for a boy whose future she can’t share?

A brilliant, luminous story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell

 Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah's story to tell. The later years are Jude's. What the twins don't realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.

 This radiant novel from the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.

Top Ten Books I Want to Read this Summer

Supposed to be published on May 31, but I missed it. 

Summer is the time of year I get to read the most. I'm very lucky to have a job where I can read at work during naptime. It is one of the parts I love about my job. I do like to read light books during the summer. I'm a sucker for anything that has summer in the title or a summary that just screams summer. I also like to take the summertime to read books by my favorite authors. I take this time to catch up with my challenges and books I have really wanted to read. These are the books I hope to read this summer. I will probably not get to all of these books, but I own some of these and some are new releases that I found at Barnes and Noble. I didn't buy any since I haven't read the authors, so I want to give them a try.

1. Cruel Summer by Alyson Noel- I have this book as part of a combined book Forever Summer. I read the first book in Forever Summer last summer and this is the second book. I would like to read this book, so I can mark the full book as read.
2. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han- I have been wanting to read this series and it is a perfect summer series.
3. This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith- I read this author recently and really enjoyed.This book is on my list to read by the end of the year, but I also think it will be a nice light book for the summertime.
4. Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson- I want to read other books by this author. I'm excited to read this book.
5. Summer of Yesterday by Gaby Trianna- Another book that I own and need to read, so I can get off my book buying ban.
6. The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord- I loved this author's first book, but I haven't got around to this one yet. I'm hoping to get to it this summer.
7. The Summer of Everything by Catherine Clark
8. The Leaving Season by Cat Jordan
9. Shuffle Read by Jen Klein
These last three books are books I found recently at Barnes and Noble and are new authors I would like to try. The Leaving Season is the exception on this list as I don't expect this book to be happy, but it is a book that I think I will really enjoy.
10. (not pictured) Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins- I need to finish this series. I didn't enjoy Lola, so it has taken me a lot of time to even want to pick up Isla. I'm hoping to pick it up soon and I hope that I enjoy it.