Summer Reading Update #2
It’s time for a Summer Challenge update! Every two weeks or so we will be posting an update on the challenge along with some ideas for book locations. Still want to join? We will keep the challenge sign up open until the end of this month. You can learn more about our summer challenge here.
In each update, we will give an honorable mention to the reader who posts our favorite book-location pairing since time of last update. Keep reading to find out who is in the lead and to get some ideas for your book locations.
Frequent Flyers (a.k.a the scoreboard) As of 7/11/2015 @ 7pm
Nanny Ogg -9
LibraryCin – 7
Rachel Morgan – 6
Tracy S – 7
Ursula – 6
Glo-worm – 5
Sushicat – 5
Anne Shirley – 4
Jean Paget – 3
Nicole – 3
Tiger Lily – 3
Kate T – 2
Luna – 2
Jo March -1
Second Honeymoon – 1
If you see any errors, let us know!
Honorable mentions: Jen’s favorite location-book pairing since last update was read by “Jaenelle” with her choice of Zoo City by Lauren Beukes. It was a very clever pick for what could have been a difficult category. You can check out her rationale in the comments section. BookWorm’s favorite location-pairing was read by Cindy with her choice of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter for Vacation Nightmares destination.
Friendly Reminder to participants: If you end up needing to buy any books for this challenge, please do so through our Amazon link. Why? This is how we are able to afford prizes for all of you. We get a small kickback if you buy through our associate’s account (we’re talking cents here). We don’t make any profit, it all goes back to you in prizes. If you go to the store first, you can then go to other Amazon pages to find the book you are looking for and Amazon will still know you’re coming from our page.
Need some ideas? Here are some links to help you come up with books for your destinations. We’ll be featuring a few of these links each time we do an update so look out for your location if you feel stuck. Needless to say, all these books would be approved.
- Lost in Translation (read a translated work): Electric Literature: Most translated books.
- Area 51: Guardian’s Ten Best Aliens in Science Fiction
- Oktoberfest: This is a tough one but you can go in several different directions. You can pick a book set in Germany. Here’s a list of German books from the Guardian. You could also think about books with an alcohol theme. The Daily Beast has a list of the 10 best books on literary drunkenness. Finally, you could pick a non-fiction book about beer, beer brewing, beer tasting, etc.
We want to hear from you. Are you enjoying the challenge? Any surprises? Any new favorites or any books that you hated?
Yay! Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter was a really good book, too!
I didn’t get Oktoberfest. My initial thought would have been Germany, but I love the “alcohol theme” idea! Cute!
I really really wanted to like Zoo City… which I guess is why it left me feeling all the more hollow. 😦