Sue at Book by Book is hosting her annual Big Book Summer Challenge, and I am rising to the bait yet again. I love me a good big book.
I have a couple of classics that I need to read this year that meet the 400 page qualifier:
The Buccaneers, by Edith Wharton
Can You Forgive Her, by Anthony Trollope
And I've been meaning to read Irving Stone's Men to Match My Mountains: The Monumental Saga of the Winning of America's Far West, which also qualifies.
I'm also hoping to reread Ella Leffland's The Knight, Death, and the Devil, a chilling novel about Hermann Goring.
Who knows what I'll actually get to, but that's the tentative plan.
Sue has made her challenge wonderfully simple:
- Anything 400 pages or more qualifies as a big book.
- The challenge will run from Memorial Day weekend (starting May 24 this year) through Labor Day weekend (Labor Day is September 2 this year).
- Choose one or two or however many big books you want as your goal. Wait, did you get that? You only need to read 1 book with 400+ pages this summer to participate! (though you are welcome to read more, if you want).
- Sign up on the first links list below if you have a blog (or in the comments below or on Goodreads if you don't have a blog).
- Write a post to kick things off - you can list the exact big books you plan to read or just publish your intent to participate, but be sure to include the Big Book Summer Challenge pic above, with a link back to this blog (no blog? No problem - see below).
- Write a post to wrap up at the end, listing the big books you read during the summer.
- You can write progress posts if you want to and/or reviews of the big books you've read...but you don't have to! There is a separate links list below for big book reviews or progress update posts.