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Friday, July 1, 2022

TTT: Summer Reading List


Books on my summer reading list. 
(Below the fold, check out how I did on my spring reading list.)
I forgot to post this on time. Oh well. Here is my summer list....
Book Club selections:
  1. Washington Black by Edugyan (July, Group #1)
  2. Immortalists by Benjamin (August, Group 1)
  3. The Violin Conspiracy by Slocumb (August, Group #2)
  4. Firefly Lane by Hannah (September, Group #1)
  5. TBA (September, Group #2)
Challenge Books:
  1. Big Book Summer Challenge (over 400 pages long) Goal: 4 books
  2. 20 Books of Summer Challenge. Goal: read 20 books (books may appear on more than one list)
  3. Narniathon: The Last Battle
  4. Classics Club Spin: Grapes of Wrath
  5. Pulitzer Project: Read one of the past winners.
Recently placed holds at the library or queued up on Audible:
  1. Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
  2. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Germus
  3. The Known World by Edward P. Jones
  4. State of Terror by Louise Penny and Hillary Clinton
  5. Work Song by Ivan Doig

My Spring reading list. Checks indicate those I successfully finished.
Book Club Selections:
  1. The Pioneers by David McCullough (April, Group #1) ✔️
  2. The House on the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (April, Group #2) ✔️
  3. So You Want to Talk About Race? by Ijeoma Oluo (May, Group #1) ✔️
  4. Maid by Stephanie Land (June, Group #1) ✔️
  5. The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See (June, Group #2) ✔️
(5 out of 5)

Books I've recently placed on hold at the library:

  1.  The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore ✔️
  2.  The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne ✔️
  3.  Unthinkable by Jamie Raskin
  4.  The Owl and Other Fantasies by Mary Oliver
  5. 100 Poems to Break Your Heart by Edward Hirsch, editor ✔️
  6. O's Little Book of Happiness edited by the Oprah Magazine ✔️
  7. Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds ✔️
(5 out of 7 )
Challenge books:

  • Pulitzer Prize winning book: The Netanyahus by Joshua Cohen (2022 winner) ✔️
  • 2022 Printz Award/ Honor book:  
  • Classics club selection:  (From this list)
    • The Secret Garden ✔️
    • Grapes of Wrath (currently reading) 
  • Narniathon: 
    • Voyage of the Dawn Treader ✔️
    • The Silver Chair ✔️
    • A Horse and His Boy ✔️
    • The Magician's Nephew ✔️
(6 1/2 out of 8)


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