However far I stray from this blog, I always come back for the 20 Books of Summer reading challenge hosted by Cathy at 746 Books. It’s a habit now, and somehow it’s easier to read in the summer than the winter.
I didn’t agonize over my list this year. I picked 17 books off my Classics Club reading list and the next Miss Marple mystery. I’ve been reading a Miss Marple every summer for a while now and am nearly to the end of them. Chopping down the classics list was simple—the longest/densest books were cut, and I left two slots open in case they get to be a bit much.
I have a few more things on my plate this year than previous summers, but I’ve also gotten a whole lot better with scheduling, so we’ll see how this goes:
- All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
- At Bertram’s Hotel by Agatha Christie
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
- Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
- Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
- From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
- The Once and Future King by T.H. White
- Paradise by Toni Morrison
- A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
- The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
- Tess of the d’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
- Watership Down by Richard Adams
I was worried about the page count at first, but I have a few of these on audiobook so I’ll be able to “read” on my commute. Peter Capaldi reads Watership Down!
One thought on “20 Books of Summer 2023!”
What a great list! The Sound and the Fury and Brave New World are two of my favourites. Enjoy!