Summer Reading Challenges Check-In

I love the Annie Moses Band. Their music is just phenomenal! They’re most well-known for their Christmas music, but I love their other music as well. As we’re nearly halfway through Summer, this seemed an ideal time to share this song with y’all! For the same reason, it’s time for me to check in on my Summer reading goals. I signed up for three separate reading challenges, and it’s time to see how I’m measuring up on them.
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Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge

Challenge in a Nutshell: Read books by Louisa May Alcott. Link up here.

Duration: June

My Goal: Read We Alcotts by Aileen Fisher in June

Result: While I did read We Alcotts, I didn’t finish it in June. It took me a little more than a week into July to finish, but it is so worth it! Reading about Louisa May Alcott’s family from her mother’s perspective was fascinating and fun.


Summer Reading 2020

Imagine Your Story

Challenge in a Nutshell: Read 10 hours

Duration: June 1 – July 31

My Goal: Read AND LOG 10+ hours, primarily from the books set in the list in this post

Progress: Completed! Yesterday, July 21, I logged my 10th hour and finished the challenge. And, I mostly stuck with the list that I set – not entirely, but I stuck close to it.



10/15/20 Books of Summer

Challenge in a Nutshell: Set a numerical goal and list of books to read over Summer.

Duration: June 1 – August 31

My Goal: Read 15 books, preferably the ones laid out in my original sign-up post

Progress: So far I have read 12 books, predominantly from my original list. From that list I have read:

  • We Alcotts by Aileen Fisher,
  • Immersed in West Africa by Terry Lister (my review here),
  • Everblaze by Shannon Messenger,
  • Neverseen by Shannon Messenger, and
  • The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins.

I’m currently reading:

  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin

Outside of the original list I have read:

  • The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle Richardson (my review here)
  • Life on Mission @ Work  by Tyler Edwards (my review here)
  • Disruptive Witness by Alan Noble
  • Home Work by Julie Andrews Edwards
  • Window Fellow by Faith Potts (my review here)
  • A Strand of Hope by Amanda Tero (review coming very soon!).

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Now that everything is typed out, I’m actually doing better than I thought I was! The past two months have felt so busy with my return to work post-quarantine and constantly shifting regulations and expectations. Apparently I have gotten a good amount of reading in regardless!

How are you doing on your Summer goals, Readers? Making steady progress? Need to kick it up a notch?

Until the next chapter,


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  1. My challenge for July wa to read some nature based books- so far I’m still on number two. My reading has fallen dramatically in the last two months., not sure why at all.


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