Summer Reading Challenge – Percy Jackson & the Olympians series

Summer Reading Challenge – Percy Jackson & the Olympians series
This post is in partnership with Disney Book Group and is the first in a three-part series. All thoughts are our own.

We are embarking on a summer reading challenge with my two oldest kids this year and first on the agenda is the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. 

I wish I could tell you that both of these kids were vigorous readers and would have this series done in a pinch but that is just not the truth. While my daughter can often be found reading late into the night, I have to remind my son to get his chapter in daily. It’s not that he can’t read or that he finds it hard, but he’s more interested in reading stats on his favourite basketball player on the internet. Since I know just how fulfilling a good book would be, I was eager to sign both of them up for the Percy Jackson Summer Reading challenge.

Why the Percy Jackson & the Olympians Series Is Perfect for Summer

You know that feeling when you finish a book and can’t wait to start the next one in the series? I love that feeling and I always try to buy a book series for my kids because it gives them the option to keep on reading. Percy Jackson & the Olympians series by Rick Riordan comes with 5 books that are interesting for both boys and girls.

They follow 12-year-old Perseus “Percy” Jackson who is a demigod. His mom is mortal Sally Jackson and his dad is Greek god Poseidon. I love that he has ADHD and dyslexia in this series because it makes him more relatable. I need my kids to know that not everyone fits into a cookie cutter mold.

As Percy is threatened with being booted out of boarding school again, he discovers that he  has bigger problems to deal with. His life is suddenly occupied with angry mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus. As Percy and his friends try to solve the mystery of who stole Zeus’ lightning bolt Percy must also deal with the father who abandoned him, all while solving riddles and unravelling treacheries.

Our Progress So Far

The kids have started their first book in the series, “The Lightning Thief,” and although my daughter has made more progress, they are both on their way. We still have around 7  weeks left of school so the kids seem to be cramming in a lot of last minute projects and they each had a book report sprung on them this month. Once their school projects finish, we are moving into our routine of reading at least one chapter a day. This has to be done before any TV or video games but we can’t start this until their schoolwork eases up. 

I’ve also given the kids a cash incentive if they finish the series before the summer is over. They will get $50 for finishing and I hope they’ll use it to buy some more books. For more information on the Percy Jackson series and to purchase for your own kids, head on over to ReadRiordan.com.


We’ve partnered with Disney Book Group to give one lucky reader a Percy Jackson & the Olympians book set. Open to U.S. addresses only. Prizing provided by Disney Book Group.
Read Riordan Box Set of Books

This post is in partnership with Disney Book Group and is the first in a three-part series. All thoughts are our own.
Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Thomas Gibson
    May 16, 2019 / 2:17 am

    I would give this to my nephew who loves to read.

  2. Steph
    May 16, 2019 / 7:21 am

    I would like to read these books along with my kids. I have heard a lot of good things about the series.

  3. kathy Persons
    May 16, 2019 / 8:40 am

    My nephew NOlan would be the recipient

  4. Alex S.
    May 16, 2019 / 10:20 am

    I would gift these books to my grandchildren, ages 8 thru 15. Fingers crossed. Thanks for the chance.

  5. Charlotte W.
    May 16, 2019 / 10:22 am

    I would gift to my grandkids.

  6. Dana Scott
    May 16, 2019 / 10:38 am

    I would read these with my daughter who has just finished the Harry Potter series! We need something new to read

  7. chuck mccombie
    May 16, 2019 / 11:06 am

    A gift to my son

  8. Karley Moore
    May 16, 2019 / 11:16 am

    I would give these to my sister for her classroom. The kids adore these books!

  9. sarah conaway
    May 16, 2019 / 11:21 am

    I would keep it for myself

  10. Sharon Yarrell
    May 16, 2019 / 11:25 am

    I would give them to my niece.

  11. Glendy C
    May 16, 2019 / 3:11 pm

    I would give them to my nieces to read

  12. Kelly D
    May 16, 2019 / 6:40 pm

    My daughter would read these books.

  13. Jessica To
    May 16, 2019 / 7:53 pm

    These would be for my son to read this summer.

  14. augrim
    May 16, 2019 / 10:43 pm

    I would gift them to my nephew who likes these Riordan books.

  15. Brandy Graham
    May 16, 2019 / 11:39 pm

    I would love to give this to my daughter. She loves the movie!

  16. latanya
    May 17, 2019 / 9:39 am

    I would gift them to my son

  17. Lauren
    May 17, 2019 / 10:42 am

    I would give them to my kids.

  18. Heidi
    May 17, 2019 / 10:57 am

    I would give these books to my daughters and I would probably read them too.

  19. Nickie
    May 17, 2019 / 11:17 am

    I would gift this to my son

  20. Maggie Kummer
    May 17, 2019 / 11:29 am

    My son would love this. He is starting to enjoy reading more and this would help with that 🙂

  21. Nicole Byer
    May 17, 2019 / 11:42 am

    I’d be reading them

  22. Natalie B
    May 17, 2019 / 5:32 pm

    My nephew would love these books!

  23. karen
    May 17, 2019 / 8:15 pm

    I would be putting the books in my classroom library.

  24. Lynda Cook
    May 17, 2019 / 8:43 pm

    That is a great incentive to get the kids to read, I like that they have to read a chapter everyday before anything else. Would be great if they use the money towards new books!

  25. Dana
    May 17, 2019 / 9:02 pm

    I would give it to my 11 year old niece.

  26. Jenny Q.
    May 17, 2019 / 9:40 pm

    My son would love to read these books!

  27. Tracy Shafer
    May 17, 2019 / 9:40 pm

    I would read them myself and then pass them on to my grandson.

  28. Cristina irimie
    May 18, 2019 / 7:51 am

    Great books for teens.

  29. Susan Smith
    May 18, 2019 / 5:10 pm

    I would give these books to my son to read.

  30. Edye
    May 18, 2019 / 5:28 pm

    My cousin! She loves books! 🙂

  31. Christina Gould
    May 18, 2019 / 10:37 pm

    I would read the books and then gift them to my daughter. Thanks for the giveaway!

    May 19, 2019 / 9:36 am

    My boys would love these books!!!

  33. Antoinette M
    May 20, 2019 / 11:00 am

    My daughter would love these books.

  34. Min K
    May 20, 2019 / 3:10 pm

    I’m reading them first.

  35. Andrea Engelhardt
    May 20, 2019 / 7:54 pm

    My niece would love this book

  36. Lauren Becker
    May 21, 2019 / 11:39 am

    I’d love to read these, and then I can share with my niece and nephew.

  37. Jennifer Prochaska
    May 21, 2019 / 11:39 am

    I’d read them myself, and then probably donate them! I never finished reading the series when I was younger, and really remember enjoying them.

  38. Alex Oelschlaeger
    May 21, 2019 / 12:42 pm

    We have started this series and like it! Thanks for the #giveaway!

  39. Dave L
    May 21, 2019 / 8:55 pm

    I would give these books to my middle nephew, though I will likely read them myself too. Thank you for the chance to win.

  40. Kathy D
    May 21, 2019 / 8:55 pm

    I would love for my son

  41. Stephanie Ludwig
    May 22, 2019 / 1:07 am

    I would give them to my son!

  42. Breanne
    May 22, 2019 / 8:16 pm

    I would give these to my niece.

  43. Ken C
    May 23, 2019 / 8:30 am

    Both my kids and I would be reading these. We love to share reading ideas and discuss our favorite parts

  44. Neiddy Ruiz
    May 23, 2019 / 4:27 pm

    if I win I will be giving these books to my daughter. She loves reading. Thanks for the chance to win

  45. V. Setting
    May 23, 2019 / 11:52 pm

    I would read these myself then keep them for my boys to read in a few years.

  46. Leela
    May 24, 2019 / 4:50 am

    I would love them for my kids. They are big fans.

  47. Courtney H.
    May 26, 2019 / 3:47 am

    I’d gift them to my twin nieces!

  48. stacy
    May 26, 2019 / 7:55 am

    my son would read the book

  49. Michele Pineda
    May 27, 2019 / 2:17 am

    My 2 grandsons would love to add these books to their collection.

  50. Lori Walker
    May 27, 2019 / 1:19 pm

    I’d give them to my niece to read.

  51. Stephanie Larison
    May 27, 2019 / 2:25 pm

    This would be for my oldest daughter, I think she’d really love this.

  52. Daniel M
    May 27, 2019 / 11:22 pm

    i would give to my nephew

  53. Christine S.
    May 28, 2019 / 7:19 am

    I would distribute them among my friends’ children.

  54. John H.
    May 28, 2019 / 12:09 pm

    I would give these books to my daughter.

  55. Jennifer H.
    May 28, 2019 / 12:10 pm

    My daughter would like these books.

  56. maria gentry
    May 28, 2019 / 1:10 pm

    My daughter will love these books!

  57. Charlene S.
    May 28, 2019 / 2:07 pm

    My son would enjoy reading these.

  58. Brenda Robinson
    May 28, 2019 / 2:31 pm

    I would read them first then I would save for my grandson.

  59. kathy pease
    May 28, 2019 / 7:20 pm

    I would like to win this for my granddaughter 🙂

  60. Laurie Emerson
    May 28, 2019 / 10:16 pm

    My son would really enjoy reading these books.

  61. Elizabeth Stavros
    May 28, 2019 / 11:10 pm

    I would love to read these books!

  62. Philip Lawrence
    May 29, 2019 / 11:06 am

    I would gift them to my grandchild who would then read them.

  63. Audrey Stewart
    May 29, 2019 / 12:35 pm

    I have 2 grandson’s that would love these books.

  64. nicole c
    May 29, 2019 / 1:11 pm

    I would give these to my niece, and read them with her.

  65. Lily Kwan
    May 29, 2019 / 3:35 pm

    I would read them myself.

  66. jennifer cervantes
    May 29, 2019 / 4:19 pm

    My daughter would be reading this if I won.

  67. Julieh
    May 29, 2019 / 7:09 pm

    I will be reading these books with my kids.

  68. Tara Woods
    May 29, 2019 / 7:13 pm

    I would gift these to my nephew. He loves reading.

  69. DanV
    May 29, 2019 / 9:24 pm

    I would gift them to my kids to read

  70. James Coyne
    May 29, 2019 / 11:06 pm

    I would keep them for myself

  71. Vikki Billings
    May 29, 2019 / 11:47 pm

    My grandson would be the one to receive them for his birthday!

  72. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    September 25, 2019 / 11:27 am

    I read the whole series and enjoyed it too, then passed it on to my granddaughter who’s 10 and she loved them. I remember my nephew loving these books but I didn’t think I’d like them, I was wrong.