This time, I plan to complete Cathy’s challenge: read 20 books from June 1, 2020 until September 1, 2020. It’s called 20 Books of Summer, and I can’t think of anything nicer to do during those hot months than sit with a book and a cool drink. Especially as I strongly suspect that Centennial Beach, my favorite swimming hole, will be closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
So, which 20 books from my shelves shall I read? We are allowed to change the titles, and even change the number (from 20, to 15, to 10), but I like to set a high goal and accomplish it. These titles are included in my list of twenty read before summer’s end. Surely, there will be time to do it.
- Earthlings by Sayaka Murata
- Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami
A Manby Keiichiro Hirano Shadow Gardenthe by Alexandra Burt
- The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Graham
- What The Wind Knows by Amy Harmon
A Million Dropsby Victor Del Árbol (for Spanish Lit Month) Weatherby Jenny Offill
- Three Apples Fell From The Sky by Narine Abgaryan
The Cathedral by the Seaby Ildefonso Falcones (also for Spanish Lit Month) The Death and Life of Bobby Zby Don Winslow The Gentlemen’s Hourby Don Winslow The Bluest Eyeby Toni Morrison Savagesby Don Winslow Satoriby Don Winslow Brokenby Don Winslow The Vacationby T. M. Logan The Caveby José Saramago (also for Spanish Lit Month) Safeby S. K. Barnett
- Speaks the Nightbird by Robert McGammon
(The Moment of Tenderness by Madeleine L’Engle)
There you have it, a nice blend of translated literature, thrillers, contemporary fiction, and what our library has of my new passion for Don Winslow.
What do you have planned for your summer reading?