20 Books of Summer 2016: Wrap-up

I read 20 books this summer! If only they were all on my queue… but I’m excited to have met my summer goal even if I strayed widely from my initial summer reading list. I learned the same lessons as last year: 1) Don’t include so many dense books; 2) Develop a blogging strategy that can keep pace with the reading. Hrm. I’m already feeling optimistic about next year…

Cathy746 has a full list of challenge participants on her site, go check out the other summer queues/reviews!

Read and Reviewed
1. Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie
2. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
3. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
4. My Uncle Oswald by Roald Dahl
5. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
6. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Read, Review Coming Soon
7. How Right You Are, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
8. Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
9. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne
10. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
11. Zero K by Don DeLillo
12. The Crystal World by J.G. Ballard

Read… but should’t have until Sept. 6—Queue Jumpers!
13. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
14. Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
15. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
16. The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley
17. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
18. The Green Road by Anne Enright
19. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L. Sayers
20. The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

Started, but not finished in time…
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Baudolino by Umberto Eco

Remainders on the Queue… 😦
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Double and The Gambler, The —  Fyodor Dostoevsky (329)
Four Books, The — Yan Lianke (338)
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
In the Garden of Beasts — Erik Larson (364)
You Don’t Love Me Yet — Jonathan Lethem (224)

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