Monday, May 19, 2014

2014 Summer Reading Classic Film Book Challenge

I'm very excited to announce the second summer reading challenge!

2014 Summer Reading Classic Film Book Challenge

Read a classic film book
Write a review and post it on your blog or Goodreads profile
Submit your review link here.
Repeat until you have read and reviewed 6 books!
Review 6 and be automatically entered to win a prize.

See details below. I included all of the details on a primary page on my blog header. Please use that as an easy-to-find reference point.

What counts as a classic film book?
  • Biography/Interviews/Letters/Autobiography/Memoir of an Actor/Actress/Director/Other Cast or Crew Member
  • Book about films – specific film(s), genre, film-making process, etc.
  • A photography or art book related to classic films, fashion, style or an Actor/Actress/Director/Other Cast or Crew Member
  • Film criticism or analysis
  • 20th Century Novel that was adapted into a Classic Film
  • Novel that is about a Classic film or an actor/actress from Old Hollywood

How many books should you read?

You can read one book in each category, 6 books in one category or mix it up. Read a book you’ve never read before or re-read an old favorite. The book can be brand new or long out-of-print. I'm flexible about what constitutes "classic film" and I'll accept anything up until the 1970s. Beyond that, please check with me before submitting your review.

Complete all 6 reviews by September 1st, you’ll be eligible to win the following prize pack: a set of four Vintage Movie Classics paperbacks courtesy of Vintage Books (a division of Penguin Random House). Learn more about these books here.

Books include: Cimarron and Show Boat by Edna Ferber, Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington and Back Street by Fannie Hurst.

How should you post the reviews?

You must review each book online and you can do this one of two ways. Post reviews on your blog or post reviews on Goodreads. Your review must be public somehow! Reviews on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other general social media forums do not count.

You also must submit your review to the form here. If you don't submit your review, it won't count towards the challenge.

If you have a blog, feel free to use this button!

Grab button for the 2014 Summer Reading Classic Film Book Challenge
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How do you sign up?
You have until July 15th, 2014 to sign-up! Fill out the form below with a link to your blog or Goodreads profile.

Many thanks to TCM! They called out the challenge on Twitter and they're encouraging participants to tweet links to their book reviews!


  1. I'm in. Gonna try for more books this year!

  2. I'm excited to try this! My daughter is doing the Seattle Public Library reading program, so I figured we could both have our goals for the summer.


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