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LMA June Reading Challenge & COYER >> Starting soon!

Starting in June, I'll be participating in TWO summer reading challenges...

The first challenge lasts for ONLY the month of June. Ya'll, I'm bringing it back! The annual Louisa May Alcott reading challenge. It's where we celebrate the American writer (most famously known for Little Women) as together we read her works and other books written about her. Everyone chooses their own books, so you can hopefully try something new or re-read an old favorite. If you're interested, be here at In the Bookcase, June 1st.

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The second summer reading program I'm joining is COYER. Where you squeeze in as many books as you possibly can! [June 17th to September 8th] I'm signing up for the optional Summer Reading List challenge too. So I have to come up with a list of 30 books that I might like to read during the challenge, and try to stick to these particular titles as much as I can. No, I'm not saying I'm going to finish all of these, but it's the list of titles I'll be selecting most of my summer reads from. Here we go!

  1. *The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines
  2. *Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Meigs
  3. Village School by Miss Read
  4. The Return of Sherlock Holmes 
  5. *Mission Titanic by Jude Watson
  6. *Keep a Quiet Heart by Elisabeth Elliot
  7. To Live Again by Catherine Marshall
  8. *Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum
  9. *Mandie and the Hidden Past by Lois Gladys Leppard
  10. Artie Conan Doyle and the Gravediggers' Club by Robert J. Harris
  11. *The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
  12. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  13. *Dreams and Devotion by Sarah Holman
  14. *Continuing Destiny by Sarah Holman
  15. *Father, Forgive Them by Sarah Holman
  16. Ceaseless by Sarah Holman
  17. The Secret of Red Gate Farm by Carolyn Keene
  18. Hunting for Hidden Gold by Franklin W. Dixon
  19. Cherry Ames, Student Nurse by Helen Wells
  20. *Hammerhead by Sigmund Brouwer
  21. Manderley Forever by Tatiana de Rosnay
  22. *Horse Whispers by Bonnie Bryant
  23. *Suit and Suitability by Kelsey Bryant
  24. The BFG by Roald Dahl
  25. *The Illusionist's Apprentice by Kristy Cambron
  26. *The Girl Who Cried Monster by R.L. Stine
  27. *The Ghost Next Door by R.L. Stine
  28. *How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
  29. *City of the Sun by Juliana Maio
  30. Blood in the Water by C. Alexander London
  31. *English Horse by Bonnie Bryant
  32. Three Go Searching by Patricia St. John
  33. *Asking for Trouble by Sandra Byrd
  34. *Divergent by Veronica Roth
  35. *Mandie and the Missing Schoolmarm by Lois Gladys Leppard
  36. *The Courtship of Jo March by Trix Wilkens
  37. *The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
  38. *The Ape Who Guards the Balance by Elizabeth Peters
  39. The Haunted Mask by R.L. Stine
  40. The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff
  41. The Road to Oz by L. Frank Baum
  42. Mission Hindenburg by C. Alexander London
  43. How to Be a Pirate by Cressida Cowell
  44. Hello, Is This Planet Earth by Tim Peake
  45. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  46. Hammer of the Huguenots by Douglas Bond
  47. The Werewolf of Fever Swamp by R.L. Stine
  48. Mandie and the Graduation Mystery by Lois Gladys Leppard
  49. Quarter Horse by Bonnie Bryant
  50. Winter by Marissa Meyer
  51. Shipwreck Island by S. A. Bodeen
  52. How to Speak Dragonese by Cressida Cowell
  53. Wild Life by Cynthia DeFelice
  54. Cry of Courage by Lee Roddy
  55. The Lincoln Project by Dan Gutman 

The COYER rules state I cannot change my list once the challenge starts (June 17th), so although I believe this is going to my reading list for the challenge... what if I "accidentally" read some of these titles early?? So I might have to check back in on this post the week before COYER begins, to edit. We'll see though, maybe I'll be able to keep it as is.

^ 6/13 UPDATE: I changed out 6 titles on my list of 30, to be more accurate for what I'll be reading once the challenge begins. OFFICIAL list posted! I'm raring to go for COYER to start in just 4 more days...

^ 7/2 UPDATE: Marked 5 books as read with *asterisk. Added books #31-35.

^ 7/21 UPDATE: Marked 5 books as read with *asterisk. Added books #36-40.

^ 8/17 UPDATE: Marked 5 books as read with *asterisk. Added books #41-45.

^ 8/25 UPDATE: Marked 5 books as read with *asterisk. Added books #46-50.

^ 9/2 UPDATE: Marked 5 books as read with *asterisk. Added books #51-55.

Do you have summer reading plans?


  1. Good luck on both your challenges.

  2. Good luck. I never do challenges. I get so discouraged when I don't hit the targets lol.