I invite all of you to join me in the Judging More Than Just the Cover 2020 Reading Challenge. Each month, we have a category to follow.
Pick at least one book that falls into that category. I’ll let you know what book I chose and give a few other suggestions.
Once you pick your book, make sure to tag me on social media and use the hashtag #JudgingMoreChallenge. I’ll share my favorites! At the end of the year, I’ll have lots of giveaways. I’ll pick winners based on who completed all 12 months of challenges!
Here’s the 2020 Reading Challenge:
January: A book with a strong female protagonist.
February: A book about nontraditional love.
March: A book you were supposed to read in high school, but didn’t.
April: An #OwnVoices character different than you.
May: A book that takes place in the state you live.
June: A book in your favorite genre.
July: A book in your least favorite genre.
August: A book that takes place near the beach.
September: A book you loved as a child.
October: A modern ghost story.
November: A book about a dysfunctional family.
December: A book that takes place in a snow storm.
August Book Ideas: A Book That Takes Place on a Beach
Ah, COVID. Canceling all the fun vacations people had planned this summer. So let's take a virtual trip and live vicariously through book characters. This month’s category is a book that takes place near a beach [Or if we're being broader, any body of water...bay, marsh, lake, etc.]. It can be any genre since we are just focusing on the location. For more of a challenge, find a book where the water plays a role in the story. I will provide my top recommendations below. Feel free to pick one of those or pick a book you have been recommended.
Here are some of my recommendations for August:
- The Woman in Cabin 10 | Ruth Ware
- Where the Crawdads Sing | Delia Owens
- The Shore | Sara Taylor
- The Choice | Nicholas Sparks
- Everything I Never Told You | Celeste Ng
- The Scorpio Races | Maggie Stiefvater
- We Were Liars |E. Lockhart
More traditional beach reads:
- Big Summer | Jennifer Weiner
- Something in the Water | Catherine Steadman
- Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
- The Jetsetters | Amanda Eyre Ward
- The Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
- Beach Read | Emily Henry
Let me know which book you are choosing for August! And remember to tag me @judgingmorethanjustthecover and use the hashtag #JudgingMoreChallenge.