For the past couple of years, MotherReader's 48 hour book challenge has signified the start of summer for me. Now that I'm back in academia instead of K-12, I actually feel as though a third of my summer has passed me by. This is the start of the rest of the summer, this time. It runs from 7 am Friday to 7 am Monday, and you choose a 48 hour block within that window of time to do your reading. I'll be running 7 am Saturday to 7 am Monday. What will I be reading? By Richard Peck: Are You in the House Alone?, Father Figure, Ghosts I Have Been, Remembering the Good Times By Patricia McCormack: Cut, Sold By Jacqueline Wilson: The Illustrated Mum By Robin McKinley: The Blue Sword, The Hero and the Crown By Gail Carson Levine: The Two Princesses of Bamarre By Azar Nafisi: Reading Lolita in Tehran By Holly Black: Ironside By Christopher Golden: The Ferryman By Herbie Brennan: Faerie Wars By Meg Rosoff: How I Live Now By Susan Beth Pfeffer: Life As We Knew It By Catherine Gilbert Murdock: Dairy Queen, The Off-Season By Sarah Miller: Miss Spitfire: Reaching Hellen Keller By Laurie Halse Anderson: Fever 1793 By Shannon Hale: Book of a Thousand Days By Kirby Larson: Hattie Big Sky By Russell Freedman: The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marion Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights By Maya Angelou: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Do I expect to read all 24 of those in that time? No, but it's always good to have some extra books lying around in case you're not in the right headspace for one of the ones you pick up. Will you be joining me in the challenge?