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Summer Reading Challenge at Work

So given that I work at a book store it can be assumed that we are all avid readers and love books. Why else would we work at a book store? Well this summer the management and some employees decided to create a Summer Book Bingo, 25 books, 25 categories, age range of 6-8 and above and no book can be used twice. The books I read for this challenge will probably be the basis of my reviews for the summer. Some of these categories are definitely going to be new territory for me as I tend to be a Literary Fiction, Biography and History reader, but I’m up for the challenge. Below are the categories that we need to read and my picks for each one. I have not chosen a book for each category yet, however I will update as I decide on titles. This is what I have for now.

Graphic novels – Dresden Files Storm From by Jim Butcher

Start a series – The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Dinosaurs – Dinosaur Cove (Stampede of the Edmontosaurus) by Rex Stone

Heroes – Heroes in Training (Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom) by Joan Holub

Animals – Black Beauty – Anna Sewell



Sci Fi – Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Real Life – Letters to Jackie

Mystery – I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark

Lol Funny

Classics – Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Free Space – Shadow by Amanda Sun

Award Winners – Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Dragons – Dragon Masters (Rise of the Earth Dragon) by Tracey West

Wizardry – Fool Moon by Jim Butcher

School Stories – Mrs Lane is a Pain by Dan Gutman

Around the World – Ru by Kim Thuy


Learn Something New – 8 Minute Meditation by Victor Davich

Fairy Tales

Canadian – Rise by Amanda Sun

Princesses – Kate: The Future Queen by Katie Nicholl

Something New for You –

Fantasy – Grave Peril by Jim Butcher


If you’ve got any suggestions for my empty spaces please feel free to comment.