Big Book reading challenge Summer 2019

Once again I'm joining other readers who plan to read some weighty tomes over the summer. The challenge begins at the end of May and continues through to the Labour Day weekend. The only rule is that the book has to be at least 400 pages. You can read as many or as few books as you want. You can even get through them as audiobooks!

You can find out more about this challenge at Sue Jackson's blog, Book By Book.

I went to my 2018 list to see what I hadn't finished and these became the base for this year. Then I added a few more books, and presto my big book list is complete.  Some of these books are also on my MustReadIn2019 list, but I figure I might as well double up and make gains on a couple of challenges for one book. My goal is to read at least 4 of these books this summer. I've already finished one, so who knows? I might even read more!

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 462 pp

Archenemies by Marissa Meyer 560 pp
Carry Me Like Water Benjamin by Alire Sáenz 503 pp
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi 544 pp
Cold Skies: A DreadfulWater Mystery by Thomas King 464 pp
Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism Daisy Hernández by 403 pp
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2) by Leigh Bardugo 536 pp
The Dollar Kids by Jennifer Richard Jacobson 416 pp
Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta 432 pp
The Hunting Accident: A True Story of Crime and Poetry by David L. Carlson 464 pp
Mark of the Plague (The Blackthorn Key, #2) by Kevin Sands 534 pp
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas 464 pp
The Red Power Murders (DreadfulWater Mystery) by Thomas King 512 pp
Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard (Peter Nimble #2) by Jonathan Auxier 444 pp
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein 576 pp
Wool (Wool, #1) by Hugh Howey 537 pp
Zero Repeat Forever by Gabrielle Prendergast 496 pp


  1. Great list, Cheriee. I'm reading On The Come Up now. It is a big book but I'm moving right along. It's good!

  2. Welcome to the Big Book Summer Challenge, Cheriee! I;m so glad you joined the fun again this year!

    And, wow, what a collection of awesome Big Books you have to choose from! On the Come Up and The Hunting Accident were both excellent (and The Hunting Accident is pretty quick for a Big Book, since it is a graphic novel).

    But you also have one of my (and my husband's) favorite books ever on your list. You must read Wool! It is SO good! As are its two sequels. Totally original & compelling story - gripping.

    Enjoy your Big Books!


    2019 Big Book Summer Challenge

    1. Wool is on my list because you and all the other people who have read it lauded it so much last year! I didn't know that The Hunting Accident was a graphic novel. Does it still count?