Monday, May 27, 2019

Big Book Summer Challenge 2019


Once again, I am going to sign up for the Big Book Summer challenge! This challenge is hosted by Sue at Book by Book.

The rules are simple: 

  • Anything 400 pages or more qualifies as a big book.
  • The challenge will run from Memorial Day weekend (starting May 24 this year) through Labor Day weekend (Labor Day is September 2 this year).
  • Choose one or two or however many big books you want as your goal. Wait, did you get that?  You only need to read 1 book with 400+ pages this summer to participate! (though you are welcome to read more, if you want).
  • Sign up on the first links list below if you have a blog (or in the comments below or on Goodreads if you don't have a blog).
  • Write a post to kick things off - you can list the exact big books you plan to read or just publish your intent to participate, but be sure to include the Big Book Summer Challenge pic above, with a link back to this blog.
  • Write a post to wrap up at the end, listing the big books you read during the summer.
  • You can write progress posts if you want to and/or reviews of the big books you've read...but you don't have to! There is a separate links list below for big book reviews or progress update posts.

Pretty easy challenge, right?!


I am not sure how many 400+ page books I'll read here are the ones I am considering. And, they are all currently on my TBR shelf so I'll feel that I am reducing that, which is good, too.


  • Beyond the Point by Claire Gibson
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Have you read any of these?
Is there one you would recommend I read before the others?

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