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The Summer Reading Challenge!
by Lynsey on Jun 22, 2010 at 5:43 pm
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The Summer Reading Challenge

Do you love to review books? Do you post reviews on Amazon? Are you an avid blogger? If you answered yes to any of these questions then the Transworld Summer Reading Challenge is for you!

Running from June to September we’re letting bloggers pick four titles from the list below to be sent for review. Review the book on your blog or on Amazon and send us the link, then we’ll send you out the second book on your list.* It’s as easy at that!

At the end of the Summer (fingers crossed for a warm September!) we’ll host a mini shindig for the most active bloggers to celebrate completing the challenge and chat about our Autumn titles. We’d love to meet you in person!

Post this header and the packshot above (we’ll send it to you) linking back to Between the Lines to commence your challenge!
‘I’m taking part in the Transworld Dan Brown Summer Reading Challenge!’

1. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
2. Matters of the Heart by Danielle Steel
3. E Squared by Matt Beaumont
4. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
5. Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
6. Forbidden Pleasures by Jo Rees
7. Exit Wound by Andy McNab
8. Second Hand Heart by Catherine Ryan Hyde
9. Assassin by Tom Cain
10. Bryant & May on the Loose by Christopher Fowler
11. Amberville by Tim Davys
12. After You by Julie Buxbaum
13. Lockdown by Sean Black
14. The Wish by Sasha Blake
15. 61 Hours by Lee Child

For more information on any of these titles head on over to www.booksattransworld.co.uk

To take part just post a comment on this blog entry below and we’ll be in touch!

Happy Summer Reading!

 *(EU residents only) Must apply by the end of August

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i would love to take part in the summer reading challenge please. I have taken part in the previous two and been introduced to some great authors!
sarah

Posted on June 27th, 2012 at 6:51 am by sarah broadhurst 

I would love to review some books if it isn’t too late please, as I regularly post reviews on Amazon.

Posted on September 5th, 2011 at 3:22 pm by Blue Elly 

I would love to take part, is it too late?

Posted on August 24th, 2011 at 10:01 am by Ray Heating 

I would love to be a part of this.

Posted on August 3rd, 2011 at 4:31 pm by Alison 

Nice post, Thank you so much for sharing and hope you add more on this topic soon.

Posted on February 26th, 2011 at 7:22 am by sterling silver chain 

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Posted on January 30th, 2011 at 4:34 pm by Notes of Life » Gone – The Review 

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Posted on September 24th, 2010 at 9:56 pm by Notes of Life » Bryant & May Off the Rails – The Review 

[...] last book I read was 61 Hours by Lee Child. It was my final book for the Transworld Summer Reading Challenge. I must say that I actually enjoyed all 4 books that I picked from the list (of 15) for the [...]

Posted on September 13th, 2010 at 7:28 pm by Notes of Life » It’s Monday… 

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Posted on September 9th, 2010 at 10:21 pm by Notes of Life » 61 Hours – The Review 

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Posted on September 7th, 2010 at 12:07 pm by Book Review: After You – Julie Buxbaum » Freckles Family 

[...] reading it last year, but didn’t find it particularly amusing, and so gave up. When I saw it on the list for the Transworld Challenge, though, I thought it might be interesting to give it another go. [...]

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Posted on August 31st, 2010 at 8:51 pm by Book Review: If I Stay » Freckles Family 

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Posted on August 28th, 2010 at 5:45 pm by Notes of Life » Second Hand Heart – The Review 

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Posted on August 18th, 2010 at 8:45 pm by Notes of Life » Bryant & May On the Loose 

Hi,
Is it too late to take part in this? Would love to be involved!

Posted on August 17th, 2010 at 11:34 pm by Five Inch Scandal 

Am I too late? Can I still take part? So many questions first thing in the morning!

Posted on August 12th, 2010 at 7:16 am by Sara-Jade 

I would definitely like to take part in this if at all possible

Posted on August 5th, 2010 at 9:47 pm by Andrea 

Hi,

If it’s not too late I’d love to join in. Thanks

Posted on August 3rd, 2010 at 3:21 pm by Cara 

Only just seen this – hope I’m not too late to join? I have my own blog and review on Amazon, Goodreads, Waterstones & Book Rabbit.

Posted on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:13 pm by The Book Whisperer 

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Posted on August 2nd, 2010 at 11:56 am by Curtis Sittenfeld, Prep (2005) « Follow the Thread 

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Posted on August 2nd, 2010 at 6:41 am by If I Stay by Gayle Forman « Iris on Books 

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Posted on August 1st, 2010 at 10:46 am by In My Mailbox: 08/01 « Iris on Books 

I’d love to take part

Posted on July 29th, 2010 at 6:36 pm by katy 

reading and summer in the deckchair in my back garden. My work goes down in summer and I have time on my hands, would love to take part

Posted on July 28th, 2010 at 4:24 pm by sue wilson 

Sounds ace – would love to do it!

Posted on July 27th, 2010 at 12:52 pm by Alex 

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Posted on July 26th, 2010 at 9:32 pm by Notes of Life » It’s Monday… 

Get through about 2 books a weeks so, this’d be great.

Posted on July 26th, 2010 at 11:44 am by Jane 

Sounds great! Is it too late to join in?

Posted on July 25th, 2010 at 11:41 pm by Quasi Serendipita 

I’d like to take part in it. My email is jacintalam@ymail.com
Thanks.

Posted on July 25th, 2010 at 3:43 pm by Jacinta 

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Posted on July 23rd, 2010 at 10:08 am by Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld « Iris on Books 

‘I’m taking part in the Transworld Dan Brown Summer Reading Challenge!’

Sounds interesting. Would love to take part.

Maurice

Posted on July 22nd, 2010 at 5:52 pm by Maurice Savage 

Fab idea, I’d love to take part.

Posted on July 19th, 2010 at 10:45 pm by Jude 

[...] note: I received this book free from Transworld Publishers as part of the Transworld Summer Reading Challenge. However, this in no way influenced my opinion of the [...]

Posted on July 18th, 2010 at 12:06 pm by Notes of Life » If I Stay – The Review 

[...] or Amazon. That’s all, nothing else needed whatsoever, and to get your free books you simply leave a comment on Between the Lines HERE and they’ll get in touch with you. There’s a choice of ten to pick from, and I promise [...]

Oh my word!! Is it wrong to be THIS excited?! Bring on the books! This may actually get my A level students reading!

Posted on July 17th, 2010 at 10:50 am by Sam McCormack 
Posted on July 17th, 2010 at 10:08 am by Alex Brown Books » Free Books…. 

[...] will know that I have a soft spot for odd books, and this was the most obviously odd title on the list – a noir thriller with a cast of stuffed [...]

Posted on July 16th, 2010 at 10:58 pm by Tim Davys, Amberville (2007/9) « Follow the Thread 

I’d love to take part in this! This is brilliant! I have a blog that I write on regularly, and I often talk about and review books, so this would be perfect for me!

Posted on July 15th, 2010 at 11:08 pm by Sangu 

Woohoo! My first reading challenge. I am a writer and blogger and would love to read and review some of these books on Amazon! Count me in.

~Olivia

Posted on July 14th, 2010 at 6:24 pm by Olivia J. Herrell 

Brilliant idea – would love to take part.

Posted on July 12th, 2010 at 2:59 pm by Stacey 

Such a great idea, I’ve just started doing book reviews on my website and would love to join in. Very exciting.

Posted on July 12th, 2010 at 12:23 pm by Alex Brown 

what a fabulous idea

Posted on July 12th, 2010 at 10:57 am by Simon Hepworth 

This is such a fantastic idea and I’d love to take part.

Posted on July 11th, 2010 at 6:30 pm by Ms Squiggles 

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Posted on July 11th, 2010 at 4:28 pm by New Book Arrivals | She Reads Novels 

I’d love to take part! I read a lot and more are always welcome ;.)

Posted on July 9th, 2010 at 3:46 am by zara 

[...] joining in with a book bloggers’ challenge hosted by Transworld Publishers — over the summer, to choose, read and review four books from [...]

Posted on July 8th, 2010 at 6:57 pm by Transworld Summer Reading Challenge « Follow the Thread 

Yes please!
Life’s never too full for more books :-) .
Can’t wait to get started.

Posted on July 8th, 2010 at 6:15 pm by Rachel 

Great idea – Please count me in!

Posted on July 8th, 2010 at 2:00 pm by MARION COLE 

I’ve got time on my hands for this challenge! Please count me in.

Posted on July 8th, 2010 at 12:55 pm by Gabby 

Brilliant idea. What better way to spend the summer hols!

Posted on July 8th, 2010 at 11:44 am by Emma 

Id love to take part!

Posted on July 8th, 2010 at 11:31 am by Molly 

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Posted on July 7th, 2010 at 6:26 pm by The Summer Reading Challenge « Juniper's Jungle 

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Posted on July 7th, 2010 at 6:26 pm by The Summer Reading Challenge « Juniper's Jungle 

I would love to take part but do EU residents include residents from Croatia (we’re still not in the EU)?

Posted on July 7th, 2010 at 1:26 pm by Ines 

Brilliant idea! Please count me in?

Posted on July 6th, 2010 at 8:55 pm by Fionnuala 

[...] more information, visit The Summer Reading Challenge! post at Between The [...]

Great idea. I’d love to take part please.

Posted on July 6th, 2010 at 4:13 pm by Helen 

[...] This summer I have some reading and some living to catch up on. How can you write if you don’t live a little? How can you write if you don’t read widely? So I’m taking part in the Transworld Dan Brown Summer Reading Challenge (more details here). [...]

Posted on July 6th, 2010 at 12:30 pm by Claire King | My Summer Reading Challenge 

Ooh sounds great! I’ve a summer of non-stop reading and holidaying planned so this fits in perfectly!

Posted on July 5th, 2010 at 9:52 am by Helen 

Fantastic idea! I’d love to take part!

Posted on July 4th, 2010 at 8:23 pm by Talli Roland 

[...] have also commented here to take part in Transworld Publishing’s Summer Reading Challenge. I haven’t heard back [...]

Posted on July 4th, 2010 at 7:25 pm by Books, Books, Books. « Juniper's Jungle 

[...] have also commented here to take part in Transworld Publishing’s Summer Reading Challenge. I haven’t heard back [...]

Posted on July 4th, 2010 at 7:25 pm by Books, Books, Books. « Juniper's Jungle 

I’m wondering if I’m eligible not leaving in England?
If I am, please count me in and I’ll be ready on the beach!! Thanks!!

Posted on July 3rd, 2010 at 5:38 pm by Judy Lam 

I’d love to take part! I post reviews on my website, GoodReads.com and on Amazon.

Posted on July 3rd, 2010 at 1:12 pm by Nikki-ann 

I would love to participate in this challenge if there are still places available. I’d be willing to post reviews on my own [newish] blog as well as on Amazon.

Posted on July 3rd, 2010 at 12:14 pm by Scoop 

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[...] a lot of other good books on the list too! Check it out for yourself on Transworld’s website Between the Lines. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)It’s Monday – What Are You Reading?The [...]

Great idea – I’m in!

Posted on July 2nd, 2010 at 4:56 pm by Debs Riccio 

Hi, I’d be intertested in taking part.

Posted on July 2nd, 2010 at 4:26 pm by David H 

I’d love to take part! What a brilliant idea!

Posted on July 2nd, 2010 at 3:40 pm by Jenni 

I would love to take part in this. Thanks!

Posted on July 2nd, 2010 at 3:29 pm by Helen 

Sure – count me in. I will post about them on my blog http://www.ita-simplewords.blogspot.com as I read each one – starting with The Symbol

Posted on July 2nd, 2010 at 2:08 pm by Ita Roche Author 

I would love to join in with this. Great idea.

Posted on July 2nd, 2010 at 1:00 pm by Claire King 

[...] All the information you need to get started is here, on this post. [...]

I posted about the challenge on my blog here: http://www.stella-exlibris.com/2010/07/im-taking-part-in-transworld-dan-brown.html

Thank you for this great program! :-D

Posted on July 2nd, 2010 at 11:02 am by Stella (Ex Libris) 

Count me in!

Posted on July 1st, 2010 at 10:41 pm by Sam Hall 

Brilliant idea! I would love to take part in this. :) (And thank you for the EU residents part!!)

Posted on July 1st, 2010 at 8:53 pm by Catherine Ryan Howard 

This looks like fun! I’ve never done a book review before but I’m definitely up for the challenge…

Posted on July 1st, 2010 at 8:26 pm by Jo Wyton 

Sign me up!

Posted on July 1st, 2010 at 7:59 pm by Steven 

Nice idea – I’d love to be involved! :)

Posted on July 1st, 2010 at 7:57 pm by Elle 

I’d love to join in – thank you for opening it to EU (I’m from the Netherlands).

Posted on July 1st, 2010 at 1:08 pm by Leeswammes (Judith) 

[...] more information, visit: Transworld Publishers’ blog Between the Lines. from → Challenges & Read-Alongs ← I’m currently absent.. No [...]

Posted on July 1st, 2010 at 10:41 am by Transworld Summer Reading Challenge « Iris on Books 

Fabulous idea. Would love to be involved.

Posted on June 30th, 2010 at 11:46 am by Keris Stainton 

Hi,
I would love to take part in the reader challenge, i regularly review on amazon and i am just setting up my own blog!
Please can i be included?

Posted on June 29th, 2010 at 2:49 pm by Sarah 

This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I enjoy seeing websites that understand the value of providing a prime resource for free. I truly loved reading your post. Thanks!

Posted on June 29th, 2010 at 1:07 pm by emt training 

Hi, I would love to take part in this. I’ve done a couple of book reviews and would like to make it a regular feature on my blog!

Posted on June 28th, 2010 at 10:43 pm by Rach 

What a fantastic idea! I’d love to participate. And I like the fact that this is open to EU residents :)

Posted on June 28th, 2010 at 10:01 pm by Iris 

‘I’m taking part in the Transworld Dan Brown Summer Reading Challenge!’

1. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

9. Assassin by Tom Cain

13. Lockdown by Sean Black

15. 61 Hours by Lee Child

Posted on June 28th, 2010 at 8:03 pm by Pete Savage 

Sounds great! Would love to be involved!

Posted on June 28th, 2010 at 7:37 pm by Catherine 

What a wonderful thing to do, and this would really kickstart my reading, and reviewing again. I can’t wait to join in with this if that’s possible.

Posted on June 28th, 2010 at 4:43 pm by Lisa Rowsell 

What a great challenge, I would love to be part of it! Great titles too, I have been thinking of adding book reviews to my blog (for adults, as already do baby books!)

Posted on June 28th, 2010 at 4:22 pm by Mummy V 

I want, I want! These are all excellent beach reading selections!

Posted on June 28th, 2010 at 3:38 pm by Sarah Viollet 

Wow- Can I take part too please!

Posted on June 28th, 2010 at 1:43 pm by Melanie 

I would love to take part, could I read forbidden pleasures first?

Thank you

Posted on June 28th, 2010 at 1:33 pm by jessica 

Howdy, this looks fun, and I’m looking for some summer reads for my forthcoming holiday. Let me know if I can take part!

Posted on June 28th, 2010 at 1:29 pm by Hayley 

I would love to take part in this Summer Challenge…..it sounds like a great idea.

Posted on June 27th, 2010 at 1:14 pm by Carole 

[...] This is my first review in the Summer Reading Challenge from Between the Lines. [...]

Posted on June 27th, 2010 at 1:06 pm by Book review: E Squared by Matt Beaumont « Rather Lovely 

I’d love to join this, my only question is may we be honest in our opinions of the books?

Posted on June 24th, 2010 at 2:16 pm by Charlie 

Fantastic initiative, thank you!

I love reading and review the books on my blog, Amazon, Goodreads and the Book Rabbit among other sites, seems this challenge is for me! :-)

Plese enter me too!

Thank you!

Posted on June 24th, 2010 at 11:01 am by Stella (Ex Libris) 

This is such a great opportunity – Thank you! My blog is fairly new and would really love some new books to review.

Claire

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 8:51 pm by Claire Denman 

[...] Transworld’s Between The Lines are running a fantastic Summer Reading Challenge and I’m taking part! [...]

I post reviews on amazon and would love to take part!
Thanks!

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 8:16 pm by Rebecca 

[...] found a link to the Summer Reading Challenge via [...]

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 7:54 pm by Between the Lines Summer Reading Challenge « Femgeek.co.uk 

I would love to take part in this challenge.

I post my reviews on my blog, Amazon and on SookieStackhouse.com (for the supernatural genre).

Thanks

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 7:22 pm by Naomi McKay 

I would love to take part.

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 6:18 pm by Arantza 

Please count me in. :)

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 4:22 pm by Tanya 

Have just started a blog and love reading so would like to combine the two things. Sounds like a great thing to do too! =D

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 2:28 pm by Kortni 

Great idea! I’m in! I post reviews on my blog & amazon!

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 1:29 pm by Leanna 

This sounds like a great idea, I’d love to take part :)

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 1:15 pm by Han 

I would love to take part. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 12:55 pm by Claire 

Hi, I’d love to take part – active blogger and reviewer, excited about Summer book binges!

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 12:31 pm by Ali 

[...] Originally posted here: Between The Lines » Blog Archive » The Summer Reading Challenge! [...]

[...] the Lines (Transworld Publishers) are having a summer reading challenge which should give me the opportunity to read and review some books for free! (My favourite [...]

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 12:21 pm by Summer Reading Challenge — jemjabella.co.uk 

Fantastic idea! I’d like to take part please! Thanks =)

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 11:45 am by Garazi 

[...] 23, 2010 by Rosie I’m going to be doing the Transworld Summer Reading Challenge: reading four books and posting the reviews on this blog. So here’s a question: what do you [...]

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 11:38 am by Summer Reading Challenge « Rather Lovely 

Of course Grace, we want everyone to be completely honest in their reviews. You can’t like everything!

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 11:07 am by Lynsey 

It’s a good idea and I’d love to take part, but I don’t intend to be kind just for the sake of it in my reviews ;)

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 10:53 am by Grace 

I’d love to take part. What a good idea.

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 10:25 am by Rosie 

Fantastic idea!! Would be great to take part!

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 10:15 am by Ruth 

I love this idea :D ! And I want to ready many of those titles~

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 10:08 am by Beleth 

“Do you love to review books? Do you post reviews on Amazon? Are you an avid blogger?”

All three! I’d like to take part please :)

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 10:08 am by Jem 

Yup – that’s a great idea (and one we can all really get our teeth into).

Look forward to hearing from you.

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 10:07 am by Inga McVicar 

Great idea. I’m in – I’m just setting up a new blog for interviews and reviews.

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 10:04 am by Mel S 

Great idea and challenge for all that (hopeful) deckchair time coming up.
I’m in – please :)

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 10:04 am by Keith B Walters 

Definitely up for a bit of this action! Fab idea, but I agree with Rob, choosing will be tricky!

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 10:01 am by Jane 

Yes please! I’ve not done reviews on amazon before but I’ve done them for both Waterstones and WHSmith and I blog a lot.

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 at 9:59 am by Emma 

What a fantastic idea! Can’t wait to get started! Now which four to choose….

Posted on June 22nd, 2010 at 7:10 pm by Rob Chilver 
The What Shall I Read?