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Friday, May 24, 2024

Summer Reading Challenges

I am joining two summer reading challenges:
1. Big Book Summer Challenge
2. 20 Books of Summer

Big Book Summer Challenge is hosted by Sue at Book by Book.
She has been hosting this challenge for over a decade and I've been participating for nearly that long. Usually I am very haphazard in the way I approach this challenge but this year I am going to commit to reading at least three big books -- over 400 pages -- before the challenge ends on September 2nd.

Here are some possible candidates:
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel -- 653 pages.
The Women by Kristin Hannah -- 480 pages
Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev -- 481 pages
The Bee Sting by Paul Murray -- 656 pages

20 Books of Summer hosted by Cathy at 746
Simple concept. Read books off a list then make a list of the books you've read. End Sept 1st. (Big books read count toward this challenge, too!)

Here are some possible candidates (but it is really likely I will only loosely follow this list):
1. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
2. The Women by Kristin Hannah
3. Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev
4. Sarah Canary by Karen Joy Fowler
5. The Great Divide by Cristina Henriquez
6. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
7. Wandering Star by Tommy Orange
7. The Collectors by A.S. King
8. Brotherless Night by V.V. Ganeshananthan
9. Sipsworth by Simon Van Booy
10. Night Watch by Jayne Anne Phillips
11. North Woods by Daniel Mason
12. The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters
13. Tenth of December by George Saunders
14. Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
15. The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka
16. The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea
17. Gather by Kenneth Cadow
18. The Bee Sting by Paul Murray
19. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
20. Symphony of Secrets Brendan Slocomb

Join in the fun by following to the links to the hosts! And I'll keep you apprised of my progress and the summer moves along.


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