Yes i realise that i am slightly late to the party as this summer challenge started on June 21st, but oh well :).
COYER (Clean Out Your E-Reader) is going to run from June 21st – September 5th 2014 and it’s about cleaning up your TBR pile during the summer. This year it is being hosted by Fantasy is More Fun and Because Reading is Better than Real Life so go check out the master posts on their blogs! I have way too many books that i have put off reading and as a result this challenge is pretty much perfect to take part in! Any book that you read this summer will count towards your COYER goal, there are also numerous themed readathons happening during this time which will be really fun to take part in! The read-a-thon list and dates are posted below. I haven’t set any definitive goals for myself yet, however during the read-a-thons i’d like to try and tackle at least a book a day so i’ll hopefully stick to this! I currently have a boatload of physical books to read and around 91 on my kindle, so it’s not too bad but i definitely want to drop the numbers drastically. I’ll try and update regularly during the read-a-thons and include a weekly wrap up post summarising the books i’ve read and reviewed that week.
1. You must create a sign-up post anytime between now and August 15th -on blog, goodreads, fb, google+, etc.Yes, that means you can sign up until August 15th! But don’t wait, you’ll miss most the fun!
2. You must link that sign-up post (don’t link to your blog, link to the sign-up post).
3. You must review books somewhere & link the reviews to the review linky to be eligible for one of the grand prize giveaways.
4. Have Fun!
Also this year some of the normal rules are being relaxed, allowing us to read ebooks that cost over $5, review physical books or author review books and take part in blog tours instead of the usual ebooks under $5. I’m going to try and focus mainly on e-books but a few physical books will definitely be included!
All Other Challenge information:
Any books read during a readathon can count for COYER as long as you review them. But the readathons will just be about reading. We’ll publish posts on the Monday prior to each readathon reminding you to join in and letting you sign up. You’ll be able to join in, even if you aren’t doing COYER Summer Vacation, too!
Here’s the schedule so you can start planning what you’ll read:
July 4th – 6th: Fun in the Sun!
Read books with the beach or ocean/lake/etc on the cover to get into a summer vacation mood!
July 11th – 13th: Fairy Tales with a Twist
Read fairy tale re-tellings and give those childhood favorites a twist!
July 25th – 27th: Christmas in July!
Read Holiday themed books.
August 1st – 3rd: New To Me!
Read/listen to books by authors and/or narrators you’ve NEVER read/listened to before.
August 8th – 10th: Scary Stories by the Campfire!
Read about ghosts, goblins, and any other horror/thriller that would make for a scary campfire tale!
August 15th -17th: Short and Sweet!
Fill your weekend not with Novels but with Novellas!
August 29th – September 1st: End of Summer!
Read books with a fall theme to usher in the new season!
July 20th @ 4:00 PM EST
August 24th @ 4:00 PM EST
Join us at the new (closed) COYER Challenge Group all summer for chats, updates, and chances to win prizes.
Good luck to everyone participating!
Thanks for reading,