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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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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