• J. J. Hanna

Summer Reading Challenge Update


So, I was going to read a lot of fiction. I was going to get through a list of books I desperately wanted to read. I was going to spend my summer reading the books I couldn't read during the school year.

Oh well. Here we are.

As a refresher of the challenge (see the original post here), the books I took on to read are as follows:

Pick a book at random from your shelf that you acquired a while ago and never picked up

A book from before you were born

A classic you haven’t read before

A book published this year

A book with a blue cover

A book with a red cover

A poetry book

A book you learned of because of a movie or TV show

A book published in the last five years

A book recommended by a friend

Here is a list of books I've actually read this summer, along with their publication dates and where (if I have a guess) they may end up fitting:

Ready Player One 2011 - book learned of because of a movie

Turtles all the Way Down 2017 - not sure yet

Finding God in my Loneliness 2017 - published in the last 5 years

The Starbucks Experience 2006 - recommended by a friend

Next Generation Leader 2003 - not sure yet

The Prayer Coin 2018 - book published this year

Illuminae 2015 - book with a red cover

Of the seven books I've read, only three were fiction, and I have no idea if I can convince two of those books to fit in the challenge.

What do I have left?

A book with a blue cover

A poetry book

A book published before I was born

A classic I haven't read before

I'm not sure if this will be possible, but I'm certainly going to try. I have a few more books on my shelf that I really want to read before I return to school and leave my books behind. I have one more I need to read before the summer ends, as it's a review book.

At this rate, I'll be extremely pleased with myself if I manage to read ten books in one summer. A little sad I didn't complete my own challenge, if it comes to that, but pleased I read that many books in one summer.

What about you? What books did you read this summer? Did you set any new goals for yourself or pass any personal records?

J. J. Hanna is a Professional Writing major at Taylor University. In her spare time she enjoys creating comics and Youtube videos and practicing Karate.

Pro-tip: If you're interested in any of the books I've listed, click on their cover to get to their Goodreads.com page. While you're there, follow me?

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