The weather is still so terrible that it’s difficult to think of summer but perhaps this wonderful challenge, 20 Books of Summer, will bring that elusive season to the forefront. Wind, and rain, and really cold temperatures, especially at night, has been our present experience, however I feel warmer days are on the way. I’ve started learning to golf once again and am planting our garden. Summer must come!
My summer book plans are not set but I’m going to jot twenty+ selections down here to keep me on track.
- Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper
- Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (not pictured)
- Unfinished Portrait by Agatha Christie
- The Child from the Sea by Elizabeth Goudge
- The Gulag Archipelago by Alesander Soltzhenitsyn
- Three Men on the Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome
- Reveries of the Solitary Walker by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
- The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
- Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo
- How To Be A Friend by Cicero
- World War Z by Max Brooks
- And There was Light by Jacques Luseryan
- We Took to the Woods by Louise Dickinson Rich
- The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake
- Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
- Journey from Peppermint Street by Meindert de Jong (not pictured)
- The Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Porter Stratton
- Storming the Tulips by Hannie J. Voyles (thanks to Jean for her review and inspiration!)
- Whatever Happened to Penny Candy by Richard J. Maybury
I used to read The Lord of the Rings each summer for a number of years and it’s been awhile, thus time for a re-read. The children’s books will be fun and there are a few books attempted and then put aside so I want to make another attempt at them. The Girl of the Limberlost I first read when I was very young, as the book was in my grandmother’s library so I wanted to read it again to bring back those wonderful memories.
I’m not expecting to hit the halfway mark but if I could read one quarter, I’d be happy. If those who comment could give one or two recommendations from my list, it would help me target what might be best to choose from the list. Suggestions welcome!
Thanks to Kathy at 746 Books for hosting once again. Wishing everyone participating the best of luck!
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Photo #1 courtesy of Cleo