Summer of Stand Alones [Sign Up!]

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 in Challenge, What Are You Reading, YA | 13 comments


A LOW-PRESSURE [who needs stress!?] Challenge designed to show series who’s breaking their way into the spotlight!  Hint: Its over, series!

 Yesterday I mentioned the Summer of Stand Alones!

NOW I am letting you know what that will consist of.
The event will be all summer, and it is a LOW PRESSURE challenge to try and read as many stand alones as we can!
YA is overrun by series, so this is a way to FIND some solo books!
Some coming out shortly are:
  • Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith
  • Golden by Jessi Kirby
  • FML
  • Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler
  • The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr
  • Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland
There are WAY more out there, but these are just some great summer options for you!
Need help finding some already out? Goodreads has a list!


ALSO.  We have a group page & a challenge on GOODREADS!  


So, What Do You Have To Do? 

  • Sign up!
  • Post HOW MANY stand alones you’d ideally like to read!
  • Recommend a good stand alone you HAVE read!
  • POST [we will have a June INTRO post, a July check in and an August check in!]  At that time you can tell us how you’re doing, and stand-alones you’ve enjoyed, or others you have seen that look like you may add them to your list!

Sign Up & Have Fun!

Want to participate? Simple! Just SIGN UP below!  Where it says “URL” just put your blog URL!


  1. This brings a WHOLE NEW MEANING to Summer Fling. 😉

    • You know it girrrrl 😉

  2. STOP TEMPTING ME. How am I ever going to finish all my series if you keep coming up with awesome readalongs and challenges?! UGH.

    <3 <3 <3

    ps. LOVE the graphic! Glad you got to use your sweet summer fonts anyway haha.

    • By participating 😉 You can do it all!! <3 NO PRESSURE challenge is okay! 😀

      PS, thank you! :-)

  3. I can’t do this challenge BUT it’s a great idea! Good luck Cassie + everyone else who is joining in :)

  4. This sounds like fun!!
    Wendy recently posted…Review: Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid by Tiffany AlleeMy Profile

  5. Alrighty, I’m in. I’m all about the stand alones. Thanks for hosting, Cassie!
    Liz (Along for the Read) recently posted…Review: The Reece Malcolm List by Amy SpaldingMy Profile

    • 😉 My pleasure Liz! Be sure to join the GR group and add the challenge!

  6. Thanks for putting this challenge up. I just got my sign up post up. I kept my goal low and didn’t make a list for myself to stick to so the challenge will be as low stress as possible.

    • No problem!


  7. This sound so fun so I’m in. I generally suck at completing challenges but I can post three times…no biggie 😉 Thanks for organizing such a great challenge, Cassie!
    Dana recently posted…Summer of Stand Alones ChallengeMy Profile

    • No problem, Dana! Hope you have fun!!

  8. I’m actually really looking forward to this! I’ve definitely seen far too many series out there and have tons of stand alone books on my shelves just waiting to be read. Can’t wait!
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