Well, well, this is the first time I’ve participated in the 20 Books of Summer challenge, only because the number 20 has intimidated me. How on earth could I finish 20 books during the summer? Thankfully, Cathy at 746Books gives some leeway with her challenge, so I can breath a little easier. But ten ….??? Could I even manage ten?
Well, I have a plan. I’m going to list 20 books and if anyone has any suggestions in the comments about ones I should definitely read, I’ll take the advice to heart and focus on those. The challenge is from June 3rd to September 3rd and my goal will be 10 books. We’ll see how I do.
The Four Loves ~ no surprise here! I’ll be reading it for my The Four Loves Read-Along beginning June 1st
The Return of the Native ~ So far I really don’t care for Thomas Hardy’s novels but I’m keeping an open mind. Of course, I was influenced by a Goodreads group read.
Measure for Measure ~ I think I’m going to buddy read this with Marcelle at Lesser Known Gems
Moby Dick ~ Ah ha! Finally Brona’s much anticipated read-along. No, I won’t be done by the end of summer but if I keep on schedule, I’m going to count it.
The Mill on the Floss ~ I’m determined to read this book this year and another to knock off my Classics Club List. Does anyone want to join me?
New York ~ I borrowed this book ages ago and need to return it. So read it, huh? 😉
The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy ~ the next Well-Educated Mind book. It will be nice to read some non-fiction for a change. I miss it.
Roughing It In The Bush ~ I’ve read her sister’s book, The Backwoods of Canada, which I really enjoyed. They are very different personalities and I’m looking forward to this book. Also, it hits my Christian Greats challenge.
City of God ~ a confession ….. I’ve been trying to finish this read for ages. I’m about halfway through and I really need a push to finish. Besides, half this book should count for about three books because of the size!!
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd ~ for my unofficial Agatha Christie Perpetual Reading challenge. I’ve enjoyed all the books so far, with my least favourite being Murder on the Links.
A Short History of Nearly Everything ~ another borrowed book. I’m looking forward to this one.
The White Stag ~ one for my Newbery challenge
The Last Chronicle of Barset ~ embarrassingly, I started this series years ago. It’s the last book. And I need to finish!
Diogenes, Sayings & Anecdotes ~ I’ve always loved the stories I’ve heard about Diogenes and wanted to learn more. So now I will!
The Vindication of the Rights of Women ~ sorry, Ruth! I fell off the read-along. But I’m going to read this, really I will!
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich ~ I failed (so far!) with the Gulag. This one is much shorter and I think will be excellent!
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower ~ the first in the Horatio Hornblower series. For fun!
Ajax ~ and to end off, a play by Sophocles. I’ve really missed my Greeks. Can’t wait for this one!
So which ones would you pick?!