I knew that when I signed up for this 20 Books of Summer thing I would have trouble with it! It’s kind of funny. I mean, it’s only mid-June and I’m already revising my list. But I am just horrible at planning my reading. I am a creature of whim when it comes to my books – plus I am in a book group that meets monthly. WHICH I TOTALLY FORGOT to take into account when I wrote my first post EVEN THOUGH I’VE BEEN IN IT FOR TEN YEARS! Good grief.
I’m cutting out five books from my original list. One I started reading and just didn’t like (J. Courtney Sullivan’s Saints For All Occasions. A shame, since I very much liked her other books.) So I have already subbed in an Agatha Christie (The Mysterious Affair At Styles.) And since I’ve become hooked on Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, I’m subbing in the third book, The Waste Lands, because I don’t think I can make it to September without reading it!
Then I’m adding my book group books for June and July to my list. Our book for this month is Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale For The Time Being. I’ve heard so many good things about this – I hope it’s good! I’m going to listen to it on audio and read it, so I can try and finish it by our next meeting.
- Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon by Jane Austen
- Discontent and Its Civilizations by Mohsin Hamid
- Ghana Must Go by Taye Selasi
- Now You See Me by Sharon Bolton
- A Tale For the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki
- The Waste Lands – Stephen King
- Unnamed Book Group Pick for July
- Unnamed Book Group Pick for August
I do still want to read the four I took out, but I also want to get as close to finished 20 books as I can, so they will have to wait. This is hard!
I’ve finished the second book from my list (Into the Water by Paula Hawkins.) I really liked it. Four stars! I’ll be posting a review in the next couple of days.
So how are you faring with your lists? Are you having to cut and add things like I am?