summer reading program by gina sekelsky studioI'm so excited that it's finally time to start this year's Summer Reading Program for Grown-ups! When I was a kid, I always took part in the Summer Reading Program at our local library -- you know, read 20 books and earn a prize at the end of the summer. I continued the tradition with my kids, and a couple of years ago, the wheels started turning for creating my very own version of a Summer Reading Program for my blog readers.  Won't you join me this year? The Details Read any five books this summer and write a short paragraph review of each--a few sentences will do it. Your books can be fiction or non-fiction. (I even count cookbooks!) The Deadline Send me your list via email August 15-31st: gina {at}  Please note, I cannot accept lists sent before August 15th. The Prize Everyone who sends a book list (complete with mini-reviews) will receive one set of my September Stickers of the Month, printed from my original handwritten art. One prize per reader, please. On Wednesdays over the summer, I'll be sharing some of the books I've been reading.  And once I've received all the book review lists, I'll send out a compilation list of the books read (so we'll all be set with new ideas for fall reading).  I hope you'll share the news with your friends -- the more books, the merrier!
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24 Responses to Summer Reading Program 2014.

  1. Kimberly says:

    This is so fun. I loved summer reading when I was a kid too. I always had all of the requirements competed in the first week but kept going because I devoured my small library’s book collection. I’ve been slacking on my reading lately, so this may be the motivation I need

    • gina says:

      My local library is doing a “read down your fines month” — where you get $1 off your fines for every 15 minutes you read in the library with another family member. I’ll need to read for…well…a while. Fun way to start the summer, though!

  2. Sheila Jacobson says:

    So excited to participate this year! I can’t wait to see what everyone is reading! Thanks for doing this.

  3. Kara Floyd says:

    So exciting! Count me in!

  4. Carolyn says:

    I participated last year and loved it! Looking forward to this year 🙂

  5. Kate S says:

    Such a fun idea! I’m excited to participate again!

  6. Terry Hendrickson says:

    This summer reading group is something I look forward to. Thank You Gina for keeping this going.

  7. MoniCue says:

    This is so much fun!

  8. Kate O says:

    I can’t wait to hear what everyone’s been reading! I’m thinking about focusing on a series of mysteries this summer. Thanks for doing this, Gina – such a fun idea!

    • gina says:

      I *love* a summer reading theme, Kate! I often do that myself. This summer, though, my theme seems to be thrust upon me: read these three LONG books. (Aren’t long books supposed to be for winter?!)

  9. Sara says:

    Exactly the kick in the pants I need to make reading a priority this summer! What fun and what a fabulous idea! Thank you

  10. Dawn says:

    Gina, thanks so much for helping us share our summer reading again! I learned about some great titles here last year. Happy reading, everyone! ♡Dawn

  11. I’m totally in (of course!) xo

  12. Kathy CD says:

    I would love to be involved in this summer reading program.

  13. Jenn says:

    I’m in! I look forward to seeing what everyone has read so I can add new ones to my list…

  14. Michael says:

    I’m in! My pre-teens have me all loaded up with tons of great YA books that I’m trying to keep up with! Thanks for encouraging us!

  15. Gina says:

    Count me in!

  16. Mel says:

    I just put this on my calendar for Aug 15 so I don’t forget to send you my list. Fun!

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  20. Erin Pugh says:

    I love your summer reading program! And oh boy, do I have a giant list of reviews to send you come the 15th… 🙂

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