September 21, 2015

Literary Ladies Summer Reading Challenge {The Results}


I read an insane amount of books this summer.  And I actually did read most of them (versus listening to them) because I was home with not a lot to do.  You can read my summer book reviews for June, July, and August if you'd like.  These are the ones I chose for the Literary Ladies Book Club Challenge.

I should really insert some links, but we all have equal access to Google, am I right?  If you follow me on Goodreads, you can see these reads of mine. 

YA book: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (Very good.)

Non-US Author: Three Wishes by Liane Moriarity (Pretty good. and One Plus One by Jojo Moyes (Very, very good.)

Book Recommended by a Blogger: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay (Like, the best ever.)

Book on TBR list for a year: Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Meh.) and Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (Surprisingly okay.)

Book with a kick-ass female character: All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin I couldn't find this book by Zevin anywhere and I didn't feel like buying it. It's still on my to-read list, but for the purposes of this challenge, I switched to The Good Girl by Mary Kubica (Pretty good.)

Book to movie: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky I couldn't find this book either.  One day I asked Alexa if she played podcasts and she said, "Accessing your Audible library" and all of a sudden Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand (Eh. Parts were okay.) started playing and I just started listening.  I'm not sure how/why this occurred. Or why Alexa doesn't respond to the words she's supposed to. However, Alexa is hooked up to Scott's Amazon account (oh yes, we have joint checking, but separate Amazon accounts) and that was on his Audible so that's what she played.  I listened over a period of a few weeks by asking "Alexa? Do you play podcasts?".  Technology.

Edited to add: I did end up reading Perks last week.  Look for it in my September Books post.

Memoir: Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe (Really good.)

Book with One-Word Title: Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Superb.)

Book about Summer: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (We-Were-Over-Privileged.)

Suspenseful Book: My Friend the Enemy by Dan Smith (Pretty good.)

What was the best book you read this summer?


  1. Thanks for sharing, friend! I need to start plowing through my to-read list.

  2. I'm having a hard time picking the best.. for the challenge there were only two for me that were kinda "meh" so hmmm The Help was really really good. :) Congrats on finishing! We were over privileged haha I read Beautiful Ruins, it's really Beautiful Ruined People. ha XO -Alexandra

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  3. I lol'd at like the best ever for sea of tranquility. yes!
    i listened to unbroken, and at the time, i liked it, but looking back.. gosh, what a depressing, exhausting book. i mean, i know given the topic it's going to be a downer, but still. i was not sad when that ended.
    i hated dead ever after.. with the fire of a thousand suns. lol.
    thanks for joining us :)

  4. Thanks for joining us in the challenge friend. PS love all the books but Im just sitting here in awe that you have an Alexa. haha

  5. Thanks for sharing this, loved it!

  6. Thanks for sharing! Several of these are on my TBR list!

  7. Your comment about We Were Liars - brilliant! I really need to get on that Sea of Tranquility train.

  8. Are you still interested in The Perks of Being a Wallflower?

  9. Only book on your list I've read is Wonder - it was good!

  10. I loved One Plus One! I love all her books.

  11. Thanks for joining us! I had planned to read Sea of Tranquility but got caught up rereading HP so my entire reading schedule was off. But Kristen rave about it so much that it's at the top (ish) of my list. Also, you're parenthetical about We Were Liars? Spot-effing-on!


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