Virtual Adult Summer Reading Program (#VASRP)

Monday, June 20, 2016


Hey Everyone!

Do you remember the summer reading program that you participated in as a child at your local library? Do you wish you had a fun way to entertain yourself this summer? Never fear—the Virtual Adult Summer Read Program (#VASRP) is here to help! Join Octavia at Read Sleep Repeat and I for the fun.

Here is how it works.

Between now (the first day of Summer) June 20th thru September 5th 2016, we encourage you to read as many books as you can. These can be books you have been meaning to read, or you can now select one of the lists that we created below based on your interest. The most important thing in all of it is to have fun reading!

We have picked the theme “Get Hooked On Books” for Summer 2016. To that end, the levels that you will be reading are based off that theme. Your level will be calculated at the end of the summer and based off that you will be eligible to win awesome prizes! In order to win the prizes at the end of summer, you must sign up using the linky below and provide us with your status during our monthly posts in July, August, and September.

Guppy Read 1 to 5 books
Minnow Read 6 to 10 books
Fishing Jig Read 11 to 16 books
Spin Bait Read 17 to 24 books
Book Worm (ha get it!) Read 25 or more books

To help you out with this Octavia created a few pdf lists to draw inspiration from!
  
Fantasy List

Contemporary List (thanks Shelly!)



But you don't have to stick to these! Make a graphic novel list! Or middle grade! Make a potpourri one that's a mix of them!

And don't forget to keep your eyes open for the mini challenges each week and monthly twitter chats...WITH PRIZES, thanks to some awesome publishers!

Leave your questions in the comments below, and help us spread the word by using the #VASRP hastag!
Happy Reading!  

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