Almost an alphabet…
Again this summer, Cathy over at 746 Books has set us a challenge to read 20 books between 1st June and 4th September. (Or 15, or 10, if you prefer.) #20booksofsummer will be the hashtag for twitterers.
Last year, I failed at the last hurdle, achieving only 19 of the books I’d listed, even though I probably read in the region of 30 books during the period. By adding in loads of books I hadn’t been planning on, I also managed to mess up my reviewing schedule so badly that I still haven’t properly recovered! So this year I’m being more sensible by selecting most of the twenty from books I’m already scheduled to read over the summer – lots and lots and LOTS of NetGalley books, most of which are seriously overdue.
So here’s my summer list – almost a full aphabet of books! The blue ones have not yet been reviewed and link through to the book description on Goodreads – they will change to orange and link to the reviews as the summer proceeds.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Citizen Kane by Harlan Lebo
Different Class by Joanne Harris
Enigma by Robert Harris
From the Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury
The Girls by Emma Cline
Hospital Sketches by Louisa May Alcott
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
LaRose by Louise Erdrich
The Magnificent Spilsbury by Jane Robins
Oliver Twisted by Cindy Brown
The Perfect Pass by SC Gwynne
A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee
The Seeker by SG MacLean
Three Martini Lunch by Suzanne Rindell
The Visitor by Maeve Brennan
The Widow by Fiona Barton
EXposure by Helen Dunmore (Come on, give me a break! Nobody writes books starting with X!)
Zero K by Don DeLillo