The Siberian American: Literary Ladies Summer Book Reading Challenge

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Literary Ladies Summer Book Reading Challenge

I have never done a blog book challenge before, but I thought it would be fun to participate in the one put on by the Literary Ladies. Due to my NetGalley fiasco, I tried to make as many of these NetGalley reads as I could. The challenge starts today and runs until September 21. If you would like to participate, click here for more information.


1. A YA book
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (c/o NetGalley)

2. Non US Author
Don’t Get Me Wrong by Marianne Kavanagh (c/o NetGalley) (She's from the UK)

3. A book that was recommended by a blogger (or instagrammer / you-tuber / goodreads-er)
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins…basically recommended by every blogger

4. A book that has been on your TBR list for a year or more
I’ve had Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman on my GoodReads to read shelf since February 2, 2013. It’s about time that I read it!

5. A book with a kickbutt female character
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain (c/o NetGalley) This novel is about Beryl Markham, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean from east to west. That sounds kick butt to me!

6. A book that is or will be a movie (or TV show)
Still Alice by Lisa Genova

7. A book written by a comedian or celebrity – or even a memoir if neither of those are your jam.
Bossypants by Tina Fey

8. A book with a one word title.
Alive by Scott Sigler (c/o NetGalley)

9. A suspenseful book – a mystery, a thriller, a book about revenge!
Somebody I Used to Know by David Bell (c/o NetGalley)

10. A book about summer, with summer in the title, or in any way related to summer because this is a summer challenge!
That Chesapeake Summer by Mariah Stewart (c/o NetGalley)

Have you read any of the books I picked?


  1. The Girl On The Train has been on my "to read" list for a while! Let us know how it is.

  2. Loved The Girl on the Train. Same with Bossypants. You'll enjoy them both!
    I wanted to see the movie Still Alice...

  3. Fun list!
    I really liked The Girl on the Train. It was a fun story!

  4. Bossypants was a really good book!! And I also wanted to check out "Alive" - Thanks for joining the challenge Im so excited :D

  5. Bossypants was pretty good! Although I was wishing for more of her wisdom as a successful woman in business. But Tina Fey is funny, as always. I haven't heard of most of these, but I'm interested to see what you think!

  6. I thought Saving CeeCee Honeycutt was a cute book.

  7. I didn't realize "Still Alice" was going to be a movie- definitely must get on that! And The Girl on the Train is on my list too. Good luck with the challenge!

  8. I feel like I'm the only blogger that hasn't read The Girl on the Train... or, for that matter, Instagrammed a photo of myself reading it on the train. Thanks for the reminder to put a hold on it for my Kindle!
    Randi with an i

  9. I started The Girl on the Train today...while I was on the train. Seemed appropriate :) I have Still Alice on my bookshelf waiting to be read. I keep feeling like I need to be in the right frame of mind for it.

  10. I've had to pull back on my Netgalley account over the past year. I go a tad crazy with my requests!

  11. Thanks for joining us, Olya! I also get a little crazy with my Netgalley requests ;) I recently got approved for 2 books I forgot I even requested. Whoops! Also, I've been waiting on my response regarding Everything, Everything because I want to read it soo bad! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it.

  12. I really want to read The Girl on the Train, but I think I'm number 235 on the waitlist at the library. I guess it will be a while before I get my hands on that one!

  13. I love your picks! Alive sounds really intriguing! I am so excited to linkup for the first time. ;) XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  14. oh i hope you like Still Alice! I recently finished it, so so good! just grab a box of tissues!


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