Sizzling Summer Reading Challenge

Secrets of a Book Lover

Hi romance junkies! We want you getting all hot and bothered from something other then the sun this summer so Crystal from Reading Between the Wines and I are hosting a Sizzling Summer Reading Challenge, and we hope to see some of you joining in!

Here's the deets:
  • This challenge will run from July 5, 2011 – September 5, 2011
  • The goal is to read 10 sexy, sizzling and sultry romances in this time frame. Books read prior to 07/05/11 do not count. You can join at anytime and sign up at Reading Between the Wines or Secrets of a Book Lover.
  • Books can be read in any format: bound, ebook, audio.
  • Open to any romance or erotica genre.
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are fine.
  • You can list your books in advance or list them as you read them. It is not required that you review the books you read for this challenge but feel free to do so.
  • Post this reading challenge on your blog so that you can keep a list of the books you’ve read for it. Please include a link back to this post so other readers can join in the challenge too. Then make sure to add your link to the Mister Linky below.
  • You do no need to be a book blogger to participate, you can keep a list of the books you’ve read for this challenge on GoodReads or LibraryThing if you’d like, just make a Sizzling Summer Reading Challenge shelf to keep track of your reads.
  • When you’ve completed the challenge fill out the form below, this will be needed at the end because….
  • There will be a giveaway at the end of the challenge for all participants who completed it! Kelly and I will be giving away one $30.00 electronic gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble to one lucky participant. A Winner will be selected at random at the end of the challenge.

Any questions? Feel free to contact us or leave a comment below.


  1. Quickie question - on Reading between the Wines - the banner says 10 books - yours says 20 books. How many books do we have to read to complete the challenge?
    (New follwer - can't wait for the challenge!)

  2. Crystal and I tend to read pretty fast so initially the challenge was for 20 books. We got a couple of comments that people felt it was too much so we changed it to 10. We didn't want people to shy away because of the number of books so we figured 10 would be a better goal. I just haven't had a chance to change the button yet. :)

  3. Well Im entering this challenge,,sounds fun,,Im just confused about 1 thing,,the url to enter,,do you want that to be to the post page for our progress or just to our blog in general..and the form,,is that to be felled out after the challenge
    thanks for sharing..

  4. well I just put a post and put a link to my list of books,,I hope thats ok..if not please let me know,,thanks and this is gonna be fun,,,

  5. Jen, post the link to your progress page in the linky and fill out the form once you have completed the challenge. Don't forget, they need to be read within the challenge dates. :)

  6. Thanks I just filled out the form ,,and link to my progress was the 1 I posted ,,,thanks

  7. Well I just filled out the form but for ULR I put my blog website. was that right?


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