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My 20 Books of Summer

By Curlygeek04 @curlygeek04

Twenty Books of Summer is back!  It will run from June 3 through August, and basically the challenge is to make a list of 20 books and read those books over the next three months. This year I decided at least 10 of the books need to be ones I already own.  The reason is that I’ve been reading mostly library books; since they always come with a deadline, I always prioritize them.  But I’ve got a lot of books on my Kindle I’d like to read.

This summer we’re going through a big shutdown on our Metro system.  So I’m expecting more time spent on buses than usual — at least that means more reading!

My 20 Books of Summer
My 20 Books of Summer
My 20 Books of Summer
My 20 Books of Summer
My 20 Books of Summer
My 20 Books of Summer
My 20 Books of Summer
My 20 Books of Summer

Books for challenges (9):

  • The Warden by Anthony Trollope (Back to the Classics challenge)
  • Human Acts by Han Kang (TBR Pile Challenge)
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (TBR Pile Challenge)
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (TBR Pile Challenge, Nonfiction)
  • How Dare the Sun Rise by Sandra Uwiringiyimana (Nonfiction Challenge)
  • The Devourers by Indra Das (Reading Women Challenge, Lambda Award winner)
  • Radical Candor by Kim Scott (Nonfiction Challenge)
  • Watership Down by Richard Adams (Read Harder Challenge)
  • Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar (Read Harder Challenge)

Women’s Prize nominees (5):

  • My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • Freshwaterby Awaeke Emezi
  • Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li 
  • See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt (last year’s Women’s Prize longlist)
  • Little Deaths by Emma Flint (2017 Women’s Prize longlist)

Hugo Nominees (2):

  • The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

ARCs (2):

  • Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Inland by Tea Obrecht

From the library (2):

  • Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea
  • The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

That’s my summer reading list!  What will you be reading?

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