Here is the challenge from Karin:
Okay everyone, here's how we're going to start. I want you to post your reading goals for the summer. The prize up for grabs is BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver.
You know, for me, a big part of summer is the lazy, laid back attitude. During the school year I am driven and always have plans and lists and goals. I'm not sure I want to set any goals except "read as much as I can."
I could set a goal like "I will read a book a day". I just checked LibraryThing to find out that I have read 23 books since June 8 (my first official day of summer vacation). But I don't want to feel forced to read if I want to do something else for a few days.
I could set a goal that I will read all the YA books I brought home with me for the summer. But I brought home some excellent adult books that I have been eager to read for a while too.
I think I'm going to stick with the reading as much as I can goal.
I would really like to read all the books in at least two of the crates I brought home with me for the summer. I think a more realistic goal is that I read more books than I buy this summer. That will be hard enough, I bought 3 books today and got 10 already this week.
These tempting YAs arrived this week:
Blood Feud by Alyxandra Harvey
13 to Life by Shannon Delaney
A Different Day, A Different Destiny by Annette Laing
These tempting adult books arrived this week:
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
Mission of Honor by David Weber
By the way, I would like to disqualify myself for this challenge's prize. I bought Before I Fall when it came out, tried to read it, and donated it to my HS Media Center unfinished. It was not a book that I could get into despite the numerous, glowing reviews that the book received.