Tag: 20 Books of Summer

20 Books of Summer: My Reading Wrap-up

I’m always sad when summer ends, but this has been a really strange summer. 2020 can’t end soon enough for me. What a truly horrible week. On the personal side, I actually have some positive news. I applied for a promotion at work and… Continue Reading “20 Books of Summer: My Reading Wrap-up”

20 Books of Summer: My June Reading Wrap-up

I always read a lot in summer, because I like to sit outside and read, even in the heat, and thanks to audiobooks I can read while I garden. This was a really good reading month, mainly because of the diversity of authors and… Continue Reading “20 Books of Summer: My June Reading Wrap-up”

20 Books of Summer

I’m so happy it’s finally summer! This year, I’ve been avoiding TBR lists and trying to take some of the pressure off of what and how I read.  But I’ll make an exception for the 20 Books of Summer Challenge, hosted by Cathy at… Continue Reading “20 Books of Summer”

My 20 Books of Summer: A Reading Recap

I really like the 20 Books of Summer challenge, hosted by 746 Books, because it keeps me focused on a specific list of books rather than reading whatever comes my way.  This summer, I wanted to read more books I owned.  I always feel… Continue Reading “My 20 Books of Summer: A Reading Recap”

My August Reading Wrap-Up

Farewell, summer!  In August I read three books for book clubs and blog events, met a local author, and finished out the 20 Books of Summer challenge,  reading 12 of the books on my original list. Here’s what I read in August: Storm of… Continue Reading “My August Reading Wrap-Up”

Review: The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

I recommend this historical novel about two researchers who discover a cache of letters from the 1660s about a rabbi in London and the young Jewish woman he’s taken in, Ester Velasquez.  The rabbi and Ester have emigrated from Amsterdam, but before that they… Continue Reading “Review: The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish”

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… Continue Reading “My 20 Books of Summer”

Summing up my 20 Books of Summer

This summer I read 21 books for the 20 Books of Summer, hosted by Cathy at 746 Books.  From my original list, I read 11 books, which isn’t bad since I rarely stick too closely to my TBR lists.  I reviewed 14 of these… Continue Reading “Summing up my 20 Books of Summer”

Review: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

It’s tempting to compare this book to What it Means When A Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah.  Both are debut short story collections from diverse authors, and both blend contemporary and speculative fiction.  I enjoyed both, and I’m not a… Continue Reading “Review: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado”

Review: What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

I loved this book of short stories.  Arimah has a really vivid way of telling a story, and her stories covered a wide range of issues and genres.  The title story was one of the most interesting.  The narrator is a mathematician in a… Continue Reading “Review: What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah”

Review: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

This book about a series of murders on the Osage reservation in the 1920’s was incredibly powerful.  At first you may wonder why this particular murder of a woman in Oklahoma matters.  And by the end of the book (as in Just Mercy) you… Continue Reading “Review: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann”

20 Books of Summer: My TBR List

For the last few years, Cathy at 746 Books has hosted the 20 Books of Summer challenge.  You make a list of 20 books and try to read them between June 1 and September 1.  In past years, I’ve had no trouble reading 20… Continue Reading “20 Books of Summer: My TBR List”

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