Wednesday, 22 May 2019

20 Books of Summer



This challenge is hosted by 746 books and I will join this year. I really need to lower by TBR books and this might be the way. The overall rules below, but more on 746 book's website:
Do you fancy getting 20 books off your TBR in three months? Think of the joys that this challenge brings: 
All that deliberating over what books to choose and how many – 10, 15 or the Full Monty? 
Crazed reading during the warmest months of the year 
Decisions over how you measure your progress – by books read per month? Or pages read by day? 
Panicked reviewing as you try to cram everything in to the time frame
I will really try to follow the list. However, I know myself and as soon as I make a list to read I tend to read something out of the list! Yep, that me. Disciplin is the word I guess. These are books I really want to read, they have been on my shelves a long time, and... maybe this is the summer it will all happen. I go for 20, but you can choose 10 or 15 as well. 

  1. Ashdown-Hill, John - Eleanor, the Secret Queen
  2. Barry, Sebastian - On Canaan's Side
  3. Boyd, William - Ordinary Thunderstorms
  4. Byatt, A.S. - The Children's Book
  5. Ferguson, Niall - The Ascent of Money
  6. Freud, Esther - Mr Mac and Me
  7. Hadley, Tessa - The Past
  8. Hughes-Hallett, Lucy - Cleopatra
  9. Jacobovici, Simcha and Wilson, Barrie - The Lost Gospel - Decoding the Ancient Text that Reveals Jesus' Marriage to Mary the Magdalene
  10. Larkin, Philip - The Whitsun Wedding (poetry)
  11. Lee, Hermione - Edith Wharton
  12. MacEwan, Helen - Winifred Gérin: Biographer of the Brontës
  13. MacKrell, Judith - Flappers
  14. McBain, Laurie - Tears of Gold
  15. Maugham, W. Somerset - A Writer's Notebook
  16. Meyer, Stephanie - The Host
  17. Nesbo, Joe - Pansarhjärta
  18. Nicholl, Charles - The Lodger, Shakespeare on Silver Street
  19. Swingler, Susan - The House of Fiction
  20. Terzani, Tiziano - A Fortune-Teller Told Me
In alphabetical order according to authors. Some I have actually started, but not got very far. I hope I will finish them this summer. You know of any of the books? Read them maybe? Please let me know.

4 comments:

  1. The Children's Book is one of my favourite books ever! The rest are all unread/unknown by me.

    Good luck with your list _ I'll be posting mine later next week :-)

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    1. I bought it directly from the author. She was in Brussels on a lecture tour. She was great to listen to, and so interesting when she was telling us the background to the story. The book is signed as well, so I treasure it more for it.

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  2. I'm so embarrassed to say I haven't read a single one of these! But I think my goal for summer -- June through August, we'll say -- is 15. Unless I hit the two 500 page bios I have on my shelf. Then we may need to renegotiate that goal!

    Thanks for your visit to my blog and comments. So lovely to see you there!

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    1. Don't be. Most of the time I read other book bloggers and don't know about the books or the authors. There are so many of them out there. If something sounds interesting I am adding them to my ever increasing to read list.

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