Summer Book Trek 2008

One of my favorite blogs, LDS Fiction, is hosting a Summer Book Trek. Since I'm a reading addict, I thought it would be totally fun to join in!

My summer book list:

Heaven Scent by Rebecca Cornish Talley
A Modest Proposal by Michele Ashman Bell
Farworld by J. Scott Savage
13th Reality by James Dashner
House on the Hill by Annette Lyon
Out of Jerusalem: Of Goodly Parents by H.B. Moore
Don't You Marry the Mormon Boys by Janet Kay Jensen
Red Dragon Codex by R.D. Henham
The Moroni Code by Jack Lyon
The Independence Club by Rachel Ann Nunes
Sting! by B.J. Rowley
Shades of Gray by Pamela Carrington Reid

I only have evening and weekends to read, since I'll be finishing my Teaching Special Spirits manuscript. But I'm pretty sure I'll finish this list . . . and end up adding more!

Anyone else want to join in on the reading fun? You can pick any books you want to read. There's no limit (even one or two is fine!). You can be any age, too. I'm thinking of signing up my six-year-old. She takes after mom and reads, reads, reads. The best part . . . there are prizes and awards!

Happy reading!

Would you like to comment?

Rebecca Talley said...

Wow, wow, wow. You are a reading maniac. Can't wait to read your reviews, you woman, you.

LDS_Publisher said...

You have a great list. I've read several of them. Thanks for participating and happy reading!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Ooh, a reading maniac? That actually describes me very well. During Memorial Day weekend, I read all three of the Stephanie Meyer vampire series books. And yes, it was my first time through. I not only love reading, but I'm pretty fast at it too. :)

Anonymous said...

That's a great list. I think I should just read what you've already got down. My kids got out of school a couple of weeks ago, and I've been binge reading (avoiding writing? probably). So far I've read

The 13th Reality, by James Dasnher
The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy, by William Boniface
The Sisters Grimm, by Michael Buckley

I've just started Wolf Totem, by Jiang Rong

My daughter has a summer reading list from school that I've agreed to read along with her.

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert O'Brien
Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli
Risk 'n' Roses, by Jan Slepian
Stone Fox, by John Reynolds Gardiner
Against the storm, by Gaye Hicylmaz
Summer of the Monkeys, by Wilson Rawls
One-Eyed Cat, by Paula Fox
The Gift of the Girl Who Couldn't Hear, by Susan Shreve
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor
The Endless Steppe, by Esther Hautzig

It's going to be a fun book-filled summer.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Ooh - I've been wanting to read Summer of the Monkeys. I have a friend who reads it every year!

I didn't think to add the list of stuff my kids are reading this summer. But I do want to sign MJ up for the reading trek. I think she'd have fun!

Unknown said...

I just read Farworld and it serious rocked! You're going to love The Moroni Code and Of Goodly Parents. Uhm, I'm not sure I've read any of the other. Enjoy!

Hey, would you be willing to a stop on my virtual book tour this month. I'm promoting "Forged in the Refiner's Fire." I had some people drop out so I'm trying to fill in some spots.

Danyelle Ferguson said...


I'd love to be part of your tour! I'll email you.

Kimberly Job said...

Fun list Danyelle.

Brenda from Pebbles emailed me today and she's sending your prize from the contest out tomorrow so it should arrive next week.

Danyelle Ferguson said...


Awesome! I can't wait to get it and check it out! Thanks.

Gamila said...

ooo, you have some good ones on your list, lots too! I really liked House on a Hill. Hope you enjoy it too!

Karlene said...

I've read 4 of them. I loved 13th Reality. I have Farworld on my list too. I almost got The Moroni Code but I haven't heard anything about it, so I'm looking forward to your review.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Hi Gamila & Karlene -

I'm really excited about the reading trek. It's going to be fun to read everyone's reviews. Thanks for stopping by!

Heather Moore said...

I've read 5 of those, so I'm on my way. Right now I'm reading an ARC of "Recovering Charles" by Jason Wright--definitely a good one. Back to reading :)

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Ooh - I'll have to watch for your review on that one. Happy reading!

Karlene said...

Hi Melanie. Just wanted to let you know, I'm hosting my second annual Summer Reading Thing over on my blog. It starts this Friday, June 20th. The rules are similar to this one, very easy and you can use this same book list to double your chance at prizes. Hope you'll join me.