Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Summer Reading Challenge - Final Round-Up and Winners

The 2019 Summer Reading Challenge is officially over! Congratulations to all the participants whether you read and reviewed 1 book or all 6, I'm very proud of your work. It was great to see the breadth and depth of books selected and to read all your thoughts. Below is the last batch of reviews. I encourage you to read them all. There is a great variety here.

Photo Source: Sarah on Twitter

Andy of
Of All the Gin Joints by Mark Bailey and Edward Hemingway

Erin of Always Classic
Julie Christie by Melanie Bell
Julie Christie by Michael Feeney Callan
To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway

Gabriel on Goodreads
William Cameron Menzies: The Shape of Films to Come by James Curtis

Karen of Shadows and Satin
Golden Boy: The Untold Story of William Holden by Bob Thomas
The Hollywood Scandal Almanac by Jerry Roberts
Margaret Sullavan: Child of Fate by Lawrence J. Quirk
Red-Headed Woman by Katherine Brush
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Kate Gabrielle of The Films in My Life
Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir by Victoria Riskin

Le of Critica Retro
Miss D & Me by Kathryn Sermak and Danelle Morton

Raquel of Out of the Past
Finding Zsa Zsa: The Gabors Behind the Legend by Sam Staggs

Robby on Instagram
He Ran All the Way: The Life of John Garfield by Robert Nott

Sarah of Goodreads
Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1930-1934): When Sin Rules the Movies by Mark A. Vieira
The Million Dollar Mermaid by Esther Williams and Digby Diehl

Steven of Goodreads
The Genius of the System: Hollywood Filmmaking in the Studio Era by Tom Schatz
The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett
High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic by Glenn Frankel
Hitchcock by Francois Truffaut

*** FINALISTS! ***

Seven participants successfully completed the challenge of reading and reviewing 6 books within the given time frame. To qualify you have to have submitted all the reviews through the book review link form. The finalists are:

Andy of 
Erin of Always Classic 
Karen of Shadows and Satin 
Robby on Instagram 
Sarah on Goodreads 
Steven on Goodreads 
Vanessa of Super Veebs

*** WINNERS! ***

Using I chose three winners for the prize of one single disc DVD-MOD from the Warner Archive Collection. Please note that this is not sponsored by WAC and the prizes are purchased by yours truly. The winners are:

Andy of 
Erin of Always Classic 
Steven on Goodreads

Thanks again to everyone who participated!

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