Summer 2015 Challenge –

Summer 2015 Challenge –
Sponsored by  Cathy at 746 Books
https://746books.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/20-books-of-summer-2015/

Challenge:  To read 20 books of your choice this summer.

Also:   I’ll likely read about 45 or 50 between June 1 and Sept 1 at 15 per month,  but I really want to include these 16 and I’ll add 4 or a few more later:  –  The list includes one of the two books I’m currently reading but nowhere near finished (less than 1/2 way).  If it’s got a link it means I’ve either got a good start on it or actually finished.

(SEE  PRESET LIST BELOW ** )
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Results of Challenge:     By Sept 4 I’d finished all but 1 of the books I’d chosen but I’d only written down 16.  Yes, I read more than 4 more including several on the new Man Booker Long List.  (That was a major challenge – to read all the Booker Long Listers available before the short list was released –  I did it – 2 of the 13 books were not available here in time so I read 11 books for that.)

Totals –  June 13 books,  July 9  books and  August 16 books which totals 38 boos –  way fewer than the 45 – 60 I’d challenged myself to.  (I was in North Dakota the entire month of July – that accounts for a huge part of that low number.)

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** LIST  of books to read this summer:

1 (reread) The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Uria

2 The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by C. Zevin

3 Quarry by Max Allan Collins

4 On The Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks

5 Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

6 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

7 The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald

8 The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough

9 The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell

10 The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

11 A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

12 Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Hoah Harari

13. The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee 

13 Maps by Farah Nuruddi

14 The Fall by John Lescroart

15 – Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson

16. The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoi

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12 Responses to Summer 2015 Challenge –

  1. Dagny says:

    I may be the guilty party for hooking you on this Challenge, but it’s Cathy at 76 Books who is actually hosting it. She also did it last year. https://746books.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/20-books-of-summer-2015/

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  2. This is such a great list! I read Esme Lennox last summer and just loved it. Thanks so much for joining in!

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  3. Pingback: 20 Books of Summer! | 746 Books

  4. I just discovered Maggie O’Farrell this March when I read The Hand That First Held Mine. I promptly went out to get some more of her books. Esme Lennox is one of them, so I’m looking forward to hear how you like it. Have fun reading!

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  5. Dagny says:

    My copy of Isaac’s Storm arrived earlier this week!

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