Tag: 20 Books of Summer

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 746books.com, because it’s a pretty laid back challenge and summer feels…

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 Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse Miracle Creek by Angie Kim A Woman…

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 were refugees from the Inquisition in Portugal.  The researchers soon discover…

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 big reader of short stories normally, but I’m coming to appreciate…

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 future post-apocalyptic world where most of the continents are now underwater. …

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 books in 3 months, the issue is more can I read…

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