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Our Big Book Summer (Challenge Update)

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big book summer

We participated in the 2016 Big Book Summer Challenge where any book over 400 pages qualify, and as usual, it challenged us to give the hefties some love.

Tanya … This is probably the best I’ve done after 3 years of doing this fun challenge. I read 6 books total (all page counts are for the hardcover edition) – 3 of them as audiobooks.

  • The Fireman, Joe Hill – 747 pages “liked” … meh
  • The City of Mirrors, Justin Cronin – 602 pages … loved 👍 👍
  • End of Watch, Stephen King – 431 pages … loved 👍 👍
  • Patient Zero, Jonathan Maberry – 421 pages … liked 👍
  • The Deadlands, Benjamin Percy – 416 pages … liked 👍
  • Truly, Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty – 415 pages … liked 👍

My 2 “5 star” favorites were End of Watch and The City of Mirrors.


Kim … I had a really great big book summer having finished 5 books. This was my first time participating in the challenge and I’m definitely coming back for more next year. Two of these I listened to on audio (Broken Harbour & Six of Crows). Every single one of these books earned “5 star” ratings!

    • Broken Harbour, Tana French – 533 pages … loved 👍 👍
    • Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo – 465 pages … loved 👍 👍
    • Half Wild, Sally Green – 412 pages … loved 👍 👍
    • The Girl With All the Gifts, MR Carey – 460 pages … loved 👍 👍
    • A Gathering of Shadows, VE Schwab – 512 pages … loved 👍 👍

Thanks to Book by Book for hosting the challenge. What’s the biggest book you read over the summer?

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Kim and Tanya
Kim is a librarian | life hacker | ancient history nerd | mom to 2 little boys | Utah native | digital archivist | British comedy/British detective show junkie | outdoor lover. Tanya is a digital lifehacker | Food Science guru | teenage boy wrangler | husband tamer | adventure seeker | avid reader.
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