Monday, June 20, 2011

Summer Lovin' Week at GReads!


Who's a fan of those dreamy summer reads that you just want to soak up year round?!  I know I've found quite a few favorites in the YA realm. 

With the official start of summer beginning this week (according to the calendar) I am hosting a week long event dedicated to all those fabulous summer reads we can't seem to put down. 

A few of my book blogger friends will be contributing as well.  So be sure to drop by their blogs & read about their favorite summer reads all week long!  And don't miss out on the GIVEAWAY at the bottom of this post.

Monday 6/20: GReads! - kick off to Summer Lovin' Week 
Tuesday 6/21: The Perpetual Page-Turner: Top Ten List
Wednesday 6/22: Makeshift Bookmark : Soundtracking with Amy & Roger's Epic Detour 
Thursday 6/23: Anna Reads : Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols
Friday 6/24: Fiction Folio : That Summer by Sarah Dessen


Those who frequent my blog & follow me on twitter may have seen me mention a little known series by an author named Jenny Han.  Yes?? ;-)  The story of Belly, Conrad, and Jeremiah at Cousins Beach starts in the first book titled, The Summer I Turned Pretty.  And what a beautiful, un-put-downable story it is.  It's rare I come across a story that captivates me so much that I am thinking about these characters long after I've finished reading it.

It's been a few months since I first met them, yet I still wonder - what are those crazy kids up to at the beach?!  I quickly devoured the second book in the series, It's Not Summer Without You, and then moved on to the third and final book, We'll Always Have Summer.  Jenny Han kept my emotions on one wild literary roller coaster ride!  Never knowing which boy Belly would choose, or not choose.  The story is rich with passion, conflict, love, and friendship.  I was swept away by Jenny Han's writing, only to be dumped out on the sandy shores and then carried back out to sea again.  This series is what sparked my love for summer reads.  If you're in need of something to take pool-side this summer, then I suggest starting here.  It will definitely quench your thirst!

**GIVEAWAY**

Want  a chance to win 5 of our favorite Summer Lovin' reads? 
Then fill out the form below for your chance to win:






Giveaway Rules: Open to U.S. residents only, one entry per person, ends June 26th. Good Luck!
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35 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway, Ginger! I haven't read any of these so I really need to get on it! Haha!

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  2. I love the whole summer idea, can't wait to get a few new books for my wishlist! With this series the titles always kept me away, since I think it sounds quite girly. But your words made me curious! :D

    Greetings from Germany! :)
    Steffie

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  3. awesome books to giveaway, I highly recommend them all to those who have never read them =)

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  4. What a great idea for a theme week. And thanks for the giveaway, you've got some great picks there.

    I've been too nervous to read We'll Always Have Summer. I'm afraid I'm going to hate it, and I liked the other too books so much that I don't want to spoil them.

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  5. Thanks for the post & giveaway. I keep almost buying The Summer I Turned Pretty, but my pocketbook keeps screaming at me. I think I am just going to have to do it anyways.

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  6. It's funny that you said it's summer starting this week according to the calendar, but it doesn't feel like summer yet to me...

    I've read/own all of those books! Such great choices! Of course I tweeted about the giveaway for you!

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  7. Awesome! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the posts on this one. I love summer reads, I have the first one of this series on my tbr pile, I promise I'll get to it soon. =DDD

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  8. It would probably be cheating if I signed up eh? :)

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  9. Great giveaway! YA does summer so well!

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  11. Awesome giveaway, G...you rock!

    TEAM JEREMY!!

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  12. I picked up The Summer I Turned Pretty a few weeks ago, but couldn't afford it at the time. I plan to get it soon, though! Heard it's amazing! :]

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  13. In some ways it feels like summer and then other ways it does not yet. Regardless, it seems like my book cravings have changed up a bit. I am grabbing those books that don't seem too long or gritty or dark. I seem to be gravitating towards to fun quick reads.

    Fantastic giveaway; thanks.

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  14. Great idea and amazing oppurtunity for all of us! :) Thank you!!

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  15. Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway! :)

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  16. great giveaway!!!!! wish I could sign up :(

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  17. Awesome giveaway! I'd totally sign up if I didn't have all the books already, but will definitely spread the word. Happy reading!

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway! :D You've picked some amazing books! :D

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  19. Great giveaway! And awesome theme week!

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  20. YESS! This is definitely my kind of post! I love summer books. I love taking books to the beach. I remember which books I've read at the beach over the past several years. Ahh, summer reads...
    Great giveaway! I've actually only read Endless Summer out of all of those. I do want to read the others pretty badly, though!

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  21. Jeez you are made of awesome! Great giveaway but even better feature! I can't wait to check out all the summer-ish posts :)
    -Katelyn

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  23. Thanks so much for the chance to win these awesome books! would you totally hate me if I told you I havent read ANY of those?!

    Thanks again!

    Diana

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  24. Wow, just found out about this blog! *is really excited*. :D I'm a new follower.

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  25. Oooh, what a wonderful giveaway! :)

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  26. Thank you Ginger for the opportunity!

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  27. Thanks for the opportunity for the giveaway! I've entered several over the last three days and couldn't remember if I entered this one.

    Crys

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    @fangswandsfairy
    steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com

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