20 Books of Summer 2015: Wrap-up


And just like that the summer is over (or very nearly). The reading portion of the 20 Books of Summer 2015 challenge hosted by Cathy746books went well; the reviewing portion… less so. You might have noticed. 😛 I read some good stuff though, so I can’t complain.

Read and Reviewed
1. The Brief History of the Dead, by Kevin Brockmeier
2. A Separate Peace, by John Knowles
3. A Handful of Dust, by Evelyn Waugh
4. Grendel, by John Gardner
5. Coraline, by Neil Gaiman
6. Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson
7. Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton

Read, But Not Reviewed
8. Martin Dressler, by Steven Millhauser (SBIRIFY. We need to chat about this one.)
9. Drown, by Junot Diaz (somewhere between 4.0-4.5)*
10. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz (4.0-4.5)*
11. The Ballad of the Sad Café, by Carson McCullers (4.5)*
12. Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card (3.0-3.5)*
13. White Noise, by Don DeLillo (4.0)*
14. The Unnamed, by Joshua Ferris (3.5-4.0)*
*All subject to change when I finalize my reviews and think a little deeper.

Currently Reading:
15. The General in His Labyrinth, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
16. Black Swan Green, by David Mitchell

Untouched (more or less):
17. Cosmopolis, by Don DeLillo
18. The Imperfectionists, by Tom Rachman
19. The Shipping News, by E. Annie Proulx
20. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

Books Not on My List, But Read Anyway…
1. And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie
2. Wool (Parts 1&2), by Hugh Howey
3. Moriarty, 
by Anthony Horowitz

I hope everyone is happy with their summer reading!

I’d planned to write a chunk of reviews this week, but I’m wrapping up my first week at the new job and keep dozing off early. Switching back to a 6:45am wake up isn’t easy! Speaking of this, how is it 11.45pm? 🙁

Night, All!

3 Comments on “20 Books of Summer 2015: Wrap-up

  1. I was exactly the same! I read 18 of my books but reviews were brief and sporadic. I look forward to hearing what you think of the McCullers. Thanks so much for taking part in the challenge!

  2. A nice eclectic mix of reading material you have there. I’ve not read The General in his Labyrinth so look forward to your review on it.

    • Thanks! I fall behind in reviewing easily, but I’ll work on getting my thoughts together for The General in His Labyrinth. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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