Literary Ladies Summer Reading Challenge Finale

To avoid devoting too much blog space to my absence (as I've been informed that it's annoying and no one cares that you took a few days, which I tend to agree with), I'll simply say - hello, again! 

I cannot believe that this book challenge over! 3 months, where did you even go? I also can't believe something even more astounding than 3 months passing in the blink of an eye... *cue's fanfare*

I completed my first book challenge!

Granted, it was a book challenge that I myself (along with my dear Kay and Kristen) created, but nonetheless it's in the books, literally. I made that challenge my you-know-what. 

  • Read a YA novel
    • Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone -- I really, really enjoyed this! For more of my thoughts, check out my review.
  • Read a novel written by a Non-US author.
  • Read a book recommended by a blogger.

    • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon -- Review of this novel to come in the next few weeks. Hopefully I can do this wonderful book justice. It was, you guessed it, everything :)
  • Read a book that has been on your TBR list for a year or more.

    • Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell -- Review of this novel can be found here, but to put it mildly, I loved this book! As expected; it's Rainbow. Worth the read, many times over!

  • Read a novel with a kickass female character.

    • Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas -- I plan to do an actual review of this, but up until 2 weeks ago, this installment to the Throne of Glass series was my favorite, which is saying something when a series just keeps getting better and better. For now, one word: Rowwaaaannn <3

  • Read a book that is or will be a movie (or TV show).

  • Read a book written by a comedian or celebrity.

    • Yes Please by Amy Poehler -- Worth the read, or rather listen. I enjoyed it because it felt like talking to an old friend, mostly because of Poehler's narration. Full review here.

  • Read a novel with a one word title.

    • Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen (book club substitute) -- Dessen never disappoints and so neither did this novel, as I talked all about in my review last month. 
  • Read a suspenseful book – a mystery, a thriller, a book about revenge!

    • Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas -- BOOM! Loved it. It wasn't perfect, but my goodness, if I didn't about drown in the feels and epic badassery. Review will be up on Thursday! 

  • Read a book about summer, with summer in the title, or in any way related to summer.

    • Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson -- If you are looking for a brilliant, fun summery read about friendship and self-discovery, look no further. Aside from finding the ending a little lacking (which I talked all about in my review), I could really see myself rereading it. 

*Note: for a "list" of my book reviews, check out my bookshelf!

That's 10 out of 10! Huzzaahhh!

How did you do? There's a wildcard prize up for grabs so be sure to check-in with us (it will be open until Friday so everyone who finished can enter to win). Remember, you can check-in by linking your post below or filling out this form.

Also, we enjoyed hosting this book challenge so much this summer that we think we'll host another one soon. So, we'd love to hear your thoughts! Tell us what you thought worked or didn't work. And let us know if you have any suggestion for future categories, we'd love to hear them!