July 11, 2013

30 books to read this summer | the 30-book challenge

Hey, y'all! I've been really slacking on my reading lately, and I realized I had created a list of books I wanted to read. So i added a couple more, and the "read 30 books this summer" challenge was created.. If you'd like to join in with me, I'm happy to have company. It doesn't have to be these 30 books, or even so much as 30, but get started! You can add any of the books you've already read since summer started and get on reading :)
 (at least.. according to me)

So, my list for the summer contains...

1) Never Too Far - Abbi Glines (Fallen Too Far #2)
2) Forever Too Far - Abbi Glines (Fallen Too Far #3)
3) Lost & Found - Nicole Williams
4) Summer Rental - Mary Kay Andrews
5) Taking Chances - Molly McAdams (a must read!)
6) Perfect Summer - Kailin Gow (Loving Summer #2)
7) Glazed Murder - Jessica Beck (Donut Shop Mysteries)
8) Fatally Frosted - Jessica Beck (and the other 8 books in the series..)
9) The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary People - Katie Couric
10) L.A. Candy - Lauren Conrad
11) The Fame Game - Lauren Conrad
12) The Happiness Project - Gretchen Rubin
13) Grace: A Memoir - Grace Coddington
14) Someday My Prince Will Come - Jerramy Fine
15) Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg
16) A Friend of the Family - Lauren Grodstein
17) 20 Something 20 Everything - Christine Hassler
18) Getting from College to Career - Lindsey Pollack
19) Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And other concerns..) - Mindy Kaling
20) Firefly Lane - Kristin Hannah
21) The Fault in Our Stars - John Greene
22) Looking for Alaska - John Greene
23) Anthropology of an American Girl - Hilary Thayer Hamann
24) Girls in White Dresses - Jennifer Close
25) Why French Women Don't Get Fat - Mireille Guilano
26) Where'd you go, Bernadette? - Maria Semple
27) The Gospel According to Coco Chanel - Karen Karbo
28) A Royal Pain - Megan Mulry
29) The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing - Melissa Bank
30) What I Know Now: Letters to my Younger Self - Ellyn Spragins

WOW! I can't believe I found 30 books that I wanna read.. Let's get on it then! Amazon, care to send me some free? I will most definitely be broke by the end of summer! All in the name of a good book..

Have you read any of these? Will you be joining me on this challenge - feel free to write about it yourself! I'd love to see below!

P.S: Check out my guest post on The Darling Prepster today, and her feature on The Caro Diaries! I loooove Ashliegh's blog, she's so great! Check her out :)
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  1. I want to read the Lauren Conrad books! They are on my list :)

  2. I heard she's a great writer, so I'm excited to read them! Definitely let me know if you get to them this summer :)

  3. Looking for Alaska was great! Love John Greene.

  4. I have about this many books on my reading list too and I think I'm about to be broke too!

  5. Looking for Alaska is amazing---I had it on a class booklist a few years ago. I lent it to my younger brother (not a huge fan of reading) to read while we were on a plane and he spent any spare moment the next several days finishing the whole thing. Great choice. I'm a fan of Mindy Kaling's so I'm looking into reading her book too!

  6. Ahh! I've only heard great things about it - I can't wait to read it :)

  7. Haha, uh oh Brit! We're addicted :) xo thanks for stopping by!

  8. Oh my goodness! Any book that a non-reader can't put down means it's great! Can't wait to read it now.. thanks for stopping by :) xo caro

  9. I feel you, Caroline! I have been majorly slacking on my reading recently. I downloaded the newest novel in the "Pretty Little Liars" series (one of my reading guilty pleasures), but haven't even had time to get past the first 50 pages.

    "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Greene is one of my absolute, all time FAVORITE books. Words can't describe how incredible that book is. If you don't have a book in mind for your next choice, I would definitely recommend reading that one next.

    Happy reading!

    xoxo, Sami

  10. I LOVE the PLL series, Sami! I haven't gotten a chance to read the last one yet though.. thanks for reminding me!
    I officially bought The Fault in Our Stars last night on my Kindle, and I'll start tackling it this weekend on the beach!
    Thanks for your suggestion and for stopping by :)

  11. I'm pretty sure it's just John Green. Without the final "e"

  12. Whoops! Totally missed that one! Thanks for clarifying :)

  13. check them out from the library and you won't be broke!!

    i loved fault in our stars and mindy kaling's book.

  14. Unfortunately, Trinidad's libraries lack the same resources the libraries in the US do, and they won't have many YA/fiction novels like on my list! :(

    Looks like everyone's promoting those two books - I'm so excited to read them!

  15. Ohhh I loved The Fault in our Stars- I didn't know he wrote another book too!! Going to add it to my Kindle now. Glad you posted this in Literary Junkies so I knew to follow!! :)

  16. Everyone has raved about John Green and his books! I love when so many people recommend the same novel - proves how great it is! People have told me that Looking for Alaska is even better so you should definitely read it!
    Thanks for recommending Literary Junkies! I love it already :)
    Thanks so much for stopping by, Kate!

  17. I love all things Mary Kay Andrews. I've read a portion of The Happiness Project. There are a few on your list that I have slated to read (own the books) that are just waiting for me to pick them up. :) I don't have a summer list, per se, because I keep volunteering myself for book reviews from authors, so the books I already own seem to be stacking up. ;) LOL Best of luck to you!!

  18. I just added so many of these to my Goodreads list. I've read a few of them already like the Lauren Conrad books and loved them. So many great books here!

  19. I only discovered her somehow when I was googling some good books to read this summer when I was bored a couple weeks ago. The book was so good, I couldn't put it down!
    My summer list is definitely gonna change up seeing as I just volunteered to read that new Rome book, but as long as I read, I'm happy :)
    Hope your summer reading goes well too!

  20. Glad you liked my list! I should probably get started on the LC books soon.. they seem to get great reviews!
    Thanks for stopping by :)

  21. John Greene is an absolutely incredible author! His work is pure genius! I loved looking for Alaska! :)

  22. I love the Kindle app on my phone so much! It makes it super easy to be able to read (even just a few pages) when I'm stuck waiting somewhere.

  23. Totally! It's awesome to have when I'm on the go, but sucks that it drains my battery so fast! I hate being bored and stuck in a traffic jam with a dead iPhone and nothing to read :(

  24. Saw the link to this post over on I Am Meg- I love book recommendations and need to cram as many in as possible before school starts up again in less than a month!
    Out of these, I've read Mindy Kaling's book and The Happiness Project. Looking into the others, thanks!

  25. Thanks for stopping by :) School starts back for me in about a month too, and I'm definitely crammed for time to finish all these books! Hopefully I get through them!

    Mindy Kaling actually went to Dartmouth and was in the senior society with one of my sister's best friends, and apparently she was snooty! That totally changes my perception of her now! :(


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