BookSparks 7th Annual Summer Reading Challenge is HERE!

It’s summer and that can only mean one thing – the Summer Reading Challenge is here! And this year’s challenge is SO BIG we can’t even spill all the details at once! You’ll have to read and follow along with us all summer to learn all the secrets.

Kicking off with the incredible Paula Hawkins

Paula Hawkins, #1 bestselling author of The Girl on the Train, joins us to host the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge with her newest thriller Into the Water. That gorgeous cover is reason enough to grab this hot summer read immediately and jump right in, but we can’t wait to see what mysterious and surprising secrets await between the covers, too.

Post along with Book Baristas!

For the second year in a row, Book Baristas joins us as our Instagrambassador! Be sure to follow Natasha on Instagram @bookbaristas for special secret giveaways all summer long!

The Summer of Secrets

The lineup for the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge is stacked (#libraryhumor!). From debuts to the hottest books of summer, we like big books and we cannot lie. Just look at these beauties!

May Books

Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

Goodnight from London by Jennifer Robson

It’s Always The Husband by Michele Campbell

In This Moment by Karma Brown

June Books

Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

The Leavers by Lisa Ko

The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor

The Rules of Half by Jenna Patrick

American Family by Catherine Marshall-Smith

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Proof by C.E. Tobisman

July Books

Hello Sunshine by Laura Dave

A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly

Eden by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg

A Work of Art by Micayla Lally

The Captain’s Daughter by Meg Mitchell Moore

The Half-Life of Remorse by Grant Jarrett

August Books

Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka

Last Seen by J.L. Doucette

How to Sign-Up & Participate


  • RSVP on the official Facebook Event Page
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  • Click HERE to tweet this:@BookSparks #SRC2017 is here! Get the hottest books of summer + top secret giveaways from @katespadeny & more!
  • Share on Facebook & Instagram, too! Be sure to use #SRC2017. Our agents are everywhere, just waiting to spot your posts and award you with top secret prizes.


This year, we’ve partnered with Apple iBooks as our official books sponsor for SRC. You can shop for all our books in their custom SRC store and read the books on your favorite device. Click HERE to visit the #SRC2017 iBooks store.

Or, #shoplocal and head to your local indie bookstore or library to grab all the books in this year’s challenge.


ENTER TO WIN the ultimate summer reading prize pack today! You could win a Kate Spade tote, Apple iPad + case, Victoria’s Secret Gift Card and Ray-Bans to block the glare while you’re reading poolside.




The FTC requires all brands disclose partner relationships. BookSparks™ has partnered with, Apple iBooks, Penguin Random House, and Riverhead Books to make this year’s summer reading challenge better than ever.BookSparks™ has also partnered with Instagram influencers who receive copies of books in exchange for fair and unbiased reviews.