It’s summer! Writing has been going well and it’s time to kick back with some books (and G&Ts). I’ve been looking forward to the 20 Books of Summer reading challenge hosted by Cathy746books since it ended last year. The challenge is to read 20 books (or 10 or 15) between June 1 and September 5. Visit Cathy’s blog for more information if you’d like to sign up!
I enjoy reading on my Kindle, but this kind of challenge calls for a big stack o’ books piled by the bed. There are some great titles on my Kindle, but I’m pushing them all down the queue in favor of the Great (and Slightly Leaning) Stack of Summer Books:
Americana — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (588)
Alias Grace — Margaret Atwood (460)
Baudolino — Umberto Eco (521)
Bone Clocks, The — David Mitchell (624)
Brideshead Revisited — Evelyn Waugh (402)
Crystal World, The — J.G. Ballard (210)
Drowned World, The — J.G. Ballard (198)
Double and The Gambler, The — Fyodor Dostoevsky (329)
East, West — Salman Rushdie (211)
From the Earth to the Moon — Jules Verne (188)
Four Books, The — Yan Lianke (338)
Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The — Carson McCullers (349)
How Right You Are, Jeeves — P.G. Wodehouse (206)
In the Garden of Beasts — Erik Larson (364)
Luka and the Fire of Life — Salman Rushdie (218)
Memoirs of a Geisha — Arthur Golden (428)
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier (288)
My Uncle Oswald by Roald Dahl (264)
Secret History, The — Donna Tartt (559)
Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves — P.G. Wodehouse (221)
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights — Salman Rushdie (286)
You Don’t Love Me Yet — Jonathan Lethem (224)
Zero K by Don DeLillo (274)
Total Page Count: 7,464 Hrm. Let’s hope these are some good books.
I included three alternates; is that cheating? I also haven’t decided which of the above are the alternates yet. It’s so hard to prevent queue jumpers. Is that Animal Farm on the shelf right there?
I look forward to seeing what the other participants are reading! If you haven’t signed up, you should!