It's time for Cathy's 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge! Click here for all the details.
I had so much fun putting together this summer's reading list! Last year I had more nonfiction in the mix, but since I enjoy participating in Nonfiction November, I decided to spend the summer focusing on nothing but fiction. Let's break it down.
In this first slide I've included three mysteries by Deborah Crombie. I've been working my way through her books and each month I try to read one installment in the series. It's pretty much a guarantee that I'll have no trouble reading those this summer. Next, there are four books set in Paris, which will work well with the Paris in July reading challenge. I've had these books for quite some time, so I'm eager to finally get to them. Lastly, I have chosen two books that are on my book group reading list. I must miss a few meetings this summer, but I'd like to get a jump start on a couple of the books that we plan to discuss later in the year.
For this next selection, I decided to go with all the pretty covers. Most of these are my mom's books, which she has kindly shared with me. Don't they look lovely?
Of course, audiobooks are always part of my monthly reading, but we have a lot of family coming to visit this summer, which means fewer afternoon walks (which is when I typically listen to my books). I plan to give these two a try, as well as one of my Paris in July selections and another book listed above.
So many great books on your summer list Les. My faves were: Olive Again, Town Called Solace, Wish You Were Here, Summer of 69, Fortnigh in September, and We Begin at the End. Several others are on my TBR list as well. I plan to post my list this weekend.ReplyDelete
I'm excited to start reading all of these, Diane.Delete
Good luck! I see some books I'd like to read sometime.ReplyDelete
Vicki, I probably won't read all of them by September, but I'll have fun trying. :)Delete
You have some wonderful choices here!! I loved A Town Called Solace and Olive, Again. The Fortnight in September is leisurely and lovely, but not a page-turner. We Run the Tides was very good in print. We Begin at the End and New Girl in Little Cove are on my list, so would appreciate your opinions on them. I started The Narrowboat Summer on audio, but got pulled away when a library hold came in and haven't gotten back to it yet. I'm sure you'll enjoy whatever you choose from this list.ReplyDelete
JoAnn, I'm anxious to dive into these books. I'm still reading Damnation Spring, which is outstanding, but we're on the road, so my reading has slowed down quite a bit.Delete
I think my favorite of the ones I've read is the Jodi Picoult, but with this list, I think you can't go wrong!ReplyDelete
Helen, I'm excited to read Picoult's latest! We've been on the road for a couple of weeks, but I'm hoping to visit your blog soon.Delete
SO many good choices here. My list posts on Tuesday but I only chose ten books. Seeing your list I could have easily added at least four more. We Begin at the End was very good and I've been wanting to read Crying at H Mart. Forgot to add that one.ReplyDelete
Ti, nice to hear from you. We've been on the road, so I haven't had time to visit my favorite blogs. Hope to catch up soon. I'm eager to read We Begin at the End. Should make for a good book group discussion, from what I hear.Delete
I love your banner header, the flowers are gorgeous. The books I am working on are in the house, trying to clear some shelves and pass them on so i won't join in on the challenge yet I am always tempted by a book challenge!ReplyDelete
Also, I love how you can arrange your book photos in a collage. I can never figure that out!
Tina, spring has really arrived here. Finally! While most of the country is in shorts and sandals, we're still in jeans and flannel shirts. ;) All of my books are on my TBR shelves (and audio TBR shelves), so I'm making progress with reading what I own. Aren't those collages fun? I started using Ribbet and have finally figured out what works for me.Delete
Olive Again is wonderful, enjoy! Great list and a good strategy. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Cathy, I'm looking forward to Olive Again. It's been in my stacks since it first came out! Thanks again for hosting the challenge.Delete
These lists are fun to look at! I need to make one. I have read & listened to about 5 of these; some of them are a bit dark. And I'd like to read A Town Called Solace - I tried to get my book club to pick it but so far No. I think you should start with Crombie as you are the expert on her books!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Susan. It's always fun to put together a reading list. I have the Crombie book with me (we're on the road), but decided to start with Florence Adler Swims Forever. My last book (Damnation Spring) had an unexpected ending that left me feeling unsettled, so I decided to try something lighter. At least I hope it's a light, cheerful read.Delete
I'd start with Olive Again. I had high hopes for Narrowboat Summer and I thought it was...okay. I am very interested in hearing your thoughts about Euphoria.ReplyDelete
Since we're traveling, I decided to start with one of my paperbacks (Florence Adler Swims Forever), but I'll get to Olive Again as soon as we get home. I hope Narrowboat Summer isn't to slow... Euphoria is on deck as soon as I finish my current audiobook. I'll keep you posted, Deb!Delete
Best of luck on the challenge! I'm intrigued by your list. Florence Adler is one I wanted to read last summer but didn't get a change.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Diana. I'm almost finished with Florence Adler and it's good, but probably not one that's going to hit my Top Ten list.Delete
I hope you have a great time reading for 20 books of Summer. I wanted to join in but I'm slowly trying to get back to blogging so maybe I'll just wait for Paris in July :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Iliana. I'm just about to finish my first book of the challenge and am eager to pick the next one from my stacks.Delete