Summer Reading Challenge Week #1 Check-In

From Left to Write Summer Reading Challenge

Wow! We’ve completed the first week of the Summer Reading Challenge for Adults! Make sure you check-in today to be eligible for prizes!

I’m thrilled that 55 of you joined the challenge to read 15 minutes a day. I’d love it if we could get 75 participates before the challenge is over.  It’s never too late join, so head over to the main challenge page to sign-up. Those who sign-up via the form are eligible for prizes you can only win via our challenge newsletter. (Make sure you read today’s newsletter!)

I love seeing the updates and Twitter and Instagram. I love that Jennifer at mamawolfe is reading The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker with her dog. Want your photo featured? Tag your post with #FL2WSummer!

So far, I’m doing pretty well with the challenge. I managed to finish two books this week:  The Never Never Sisters by L. Alison Heller and Faking It by Elisa Lorello. I’m on a semi-vacation (visiting my parents in Louisiana) so both were perfect escape reads.

Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson audiobook

I also began the audiobook version of Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson, narrated by the chef himself. Only 2 minutes, I was hooked! I’m curious if he had a ghost writer. The writing is surprisingly good. Not to knock Chef Marcus, since I’ve met him in person. But you never know with celebrity memoirs.

I’m still undecided for my next print/ebook read. I’m in the mood for a historical fiction or thriller. Any suggestions?

I know this challenge is for us grown-ups but if your kids feel left out, you can get free 3-month subscription to Epic! a book app for kids.

Ok, it’s your turn! I’d love to hear how you’re doing with the challenge. Have you been able to read for 15 minutes a day? What did you read? Leave a comment and let me know. If you wrote a review about a book you read for the #FL2WSummer Challenge, leave a link!

This week’s prizes are: an autographed copy of The Opposite of Maybe by Maddie Dawson and a copy of I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes.  Author Maddie Dawson generously donated a copy of her book for the challenge! Make sure you check out what books are currently on her night stand. We’ll have two winners, one for each book. Just use the Rafflecopter form to enter. (International winners may receive a comparable prize due to shipping costs.)
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