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Friday, June 2, 2017

Big Book Summer Challenge 2017

Every year, Sue @ Book by Book hosts a "Big Book Summer Reading Challenge" and this will be the third year that I am signing up for it!
  The aim of the challenge is to read at least one "Big Book". Any book that has over 400 pages qualifies as one of these books. The challenge isn't restrictive at all- you can decide which books you want to read, how many books you want to read, and when you want to read them! The challenge spans the entire summer, beginning on Memorial Day Weekend and ending on Labour Day. 
  I'm signing up so late because I've been travelling the past week, but I'm glad that Sue allows people to sign up at any time over the summer! If you'd like to participate but don't have a blog, you can visit Sue's blog where she leaves instructions stating how you can do so through Goodreads or a blog comment. 
  I took advantage of my travel time and decided to start reading a Big Book before I even wrote my sign-up post. The great part about it was- I finished it! I read "The Escape Artist" by Diane Chamberlain, and you can all look forward to a review soon. Even though I read it before publishing my sing-up post, I'm going to include it in my overall total of Big Books at the end of the summer. 
  In 2015  I read eight "Big Books" because I was reading Cassandra Clare's "The Mortal Instruments" series (each book is at least 400 pages long). Last year, I managed to read 10 Big Books because I was reading "The Empire of the Moghul" series by Alex Rutherford (all of these books are also quite Big)! This year unfortunately, I don't have a particular series in mind for the summer, so I'm going to take my chances with the books already on my TBR.
  There is one Big Book that I definitely plan on reading over the summer- and that's Sherlock Holmes! I've just discovered that we own two of the books in the series (both of them Big Books) and I plan on reading them for the challenge this year. 
  I'd encourage all of you to sign up to test the outer limits of your reading potentials- even if you're not a book blogger (or a blogger at all). I know there are some of you who read books that are primarily only 400+ pages, and for those of you I'd encourage you to try and read a set amount of such books over the summer, because one definitely won't be a challenge. Use any of the links to Sue's Blog above to sign up!

Happy Reading!


  1. Sherlock Holmes is a great idea! My son read a Sherlock Holmes YA series recently.

    1. I just started watching the TV show "Elementary", which is a modern version of the books and I realized that I actually had the books in my mom's bookshelf!

  2. All the best with the challenge and enjoy those 400+ books!

  3. Welcome to another Big Book Summer!! I'm so glad you decided to join the challenge again this year - your past years' accomplishments are very impressive! And you've already read your first Big Book (yes it counts since you were planning to join :) ) - good for you!

    My son read the complete Sherlock Holmes collection when he was about 13. We were traveling somewhere and discovered he'd packed this 10-pound book in his backpack and was hauling it through the airport! lol Yup, he's an avid reader.

    Enjoy your Big Books this summer and remember to come back to the challenge page to link up your reviews - I can't wait to see what else you read this summer!


    2017 Big Book Summer Challenge

    1. Thanks for hosting another Big Book Challenge Sue! It's such a great way for us readers to explore beyond our boundaries. In search of a big book I often pick up books I wouldn't usually read. I normally end up Loving them!


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