The Amazing Read: Summer Reading Challenge 2013

amazing readWelcome to Summer Reading 2013!  We're continuing our reading challenge this year, encouraging everyone to read a little outside of your comfort zone from week to week.  We'll post a topic each week to go along with our theme this year, Have Book, Will Travel, and ask you to respond by sharing your reading choices through your Summer Reading Program log, comments on the blog post, through Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest, or in conversation with family and friends.

This week's challenge is simple:  Have Book - Will Travel this Summer.  So, let's read something that has a summer theme.  It could be a beach read, a scary campfire story, a picture book about learning to swim, or a grilling cookbook.  This challenge is for all ages and all reading tastes.  I'm going to read Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury.  I've listed a few other suggestions for different ages below.  What are you reading?

Picture Books:                                                            

Blue Burt and Wiggles by Derek Anderson           

The Boy Who Wouldn't Swim by Deb Lucke

Come On, Rain! by Karen Hesse

Chapter Books:

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Cam Jansen and the Summer Camp Mysteries by David Adler

Campfire Tales: the Most Terrifying Stories Ever Told by Sean Dresden

Young Adult Books:

Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson

The Summer I Learned to Fly by Dana Reinhardt

The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman

Adult Books:

Beach House Memories by Mary Alice Monroe

Summer Knight by Jim Butcher

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Homemade Ice Cream by Dick Warren with Bobby Dempsey



Read Last Chance Book Club by

Read Last Chance Book Club by Hope Ramsey - set in the town where summers were spent by main character.

Sounds like a nice place to

Sounds like a nice place to visit.  Thanks, Christi!

I am reading the newest

I am reading the newest Carolyn Hart mystery Dead, White, and Blue. Summer on Broward's Rock and the Fourth of July dance and fireworks.

Sounds like a perfect choice,

Sounds like a perfect choice, Myra.  Thanks for sharing!