Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Slice of Life: Tis the Season for Reading Challenges

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice"
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, BethKathleen, 
Deb, Melanie, Lanny, and Kelsey
 for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday
and nurturing our writing lives.

It's that time of year when summer reading challenges and lists for summer reading seem to be popping up everywhere. Rather than get carried away with a new challenge, I've decided to rededicate myself to two challenges that I'm already doing and add one additional challenge.

1. #mustreadin2018 - Carrie Gelson & friends who blog
I haven't made much progress on this list because I keep getting waylaid by other books (most recently Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes & The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker by Matilda Woods). I want to read three titles from my #mustreadin2018 during the summer. And in the spirit of commitment, I'll pick the top three from the photo of my book stack:  Chicken Boy, How to Steal a Dog, and A Tangle of Knots.

2. 10 to Try in 2018 - King County Library System
I'll add three titles completed to this challenge. Currently I'm reading The Handmaid's Tale for my adult book club (that will fulfill my banned book square). It's one of those books I've never read, but always planned to read. Any recommendations for the other two squares of my challenge that I plan to tackle?  A book about food? A book in translation?

3. Three Richard Peck titles I own, but have never read. I pulled up a list of books written by Richard Peck after reading his obituary. I was amazed to realize that I have three of his books already sitting on my bookshelves that I've always planned to read. So I'm adding these books to my personal summer challenge.

I'm resisting the urge to add another challenge to my already overfull summer reading list, but take a look at this book bingo card for adults from the Seattle Public Library and the Seattle Arts and Lectures. It's filled with fun categories.
Book Bingo:  Adult Summer Reading Fun 2018 

Happy summer and happy reading!


  1. Having reading plans for your summer seems like an eminently sensible plan to a fellow reader. I therefore commend your stated intentions. It will draw you into summer- all that expectation and discovery. Regie Routman often asks kids -'what is your now book, and your next book?' You have that all sorted out Ramona. Happy times reading...

  2. I love reading challenges. There's a new one starting June 1 for summer which I plan to do (At the Messy Middle)
    One book I loved that was part memoir, cookbook was "The Kitchen Counter Cooking School" by Kathleen Flinn

  3. I got to the top of the hold list and had Ghost Boys delivered to my Kindle. I just finished it today. What a great book! I have already sent a recommendation to my principal.