My 20 Books of Summer

Twenty Books of Summer is back!  It will run from June 3 through August, and basically the challenge is to make a list of 20 books and read those books over the next three months. This year I decided at least 10 of the books need to be ones I already own.  The reason is that I’ve been reading mostly library books; since they always come with a deadline, I always prioritize them.  But I’ve got a lot of books on my Kindle I’d like to read.

This summer we’re going through a big shutdown on our Metro system.  So I’m expecting more time spent on buses than usual — at least that means more reading!

 

Books for challenges (9):

  • The Warden by Anthony Trollope (Back to the Classics challenge)
  • Human Acts by Han Kang (TBR Pile Challenge)
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (TBR Pile Challenge)
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (TBR Pile Challenge, Nonfiction)
  • How Dare the Sun Rise by Sandra Uwiringiyimana (Nonfiction Challenge)
  • The Devourers by Indra Das (Reading Women Challenge, Lambda Award winner)
  • Radical Candor by Kim Scott (Nonfiction Challenge)
  • Watership Down by Richard Adams (Read Harder Challenge)
  • Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar (Read Harder Challenge)

Women’s Prize nominees (5):

  • My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • Freshwater by Awaeke Emezi
  • Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li 
  • See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt (last year’s Women’s Prize longlist)
  • Little Deaths by Emma Flint (2017 Women’s Prize longlist)

Hugo Nominees (1):

  • The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

ARCs (2):

  • Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Inland by Tea Obrecht

From the library (3):

  • Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea
  • The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

That’s my summer reading list!  What will you be reading?

15 Responses to “My 20 Books of Summer”

  1. Holly

    This is such a fun idea for the summer! I feel like 20 books is a challenging but also manageable goal to achieve. Best of luck! 🙂

    Reply
    • curlygeek04

      20 books is definitely manageable, the very difficult part is sticking to the list. But of course I don’t have to read every one.

      Reply
  2. Cathy746books

    Thanks for taking part! I’ve read 3 from your list – Little Deaths, See What I Have Done and Daisy Jones – and all are great! Good luck and happy reading x

    Reply
  3. whatsnonfiction

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is fantastic How Dare the Sun Rise sounds so interesting. Good luck on your challenge!

    Reply
  4. the most constant

    Great list! The Immortal Life is a fascinating read. Human Acts and What Have You Done and Daisy are on my list as well. Happy Reading!

    Reply
    • curlygeek04

      Daisy Jones was really good, I hope you like it! I’m really looking forward to reading Immortal Life. Happy summer reading!

      Reply

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