The 20 Books of Summer challenge is being hosted by Cathy over at 746 Books. Check out her blog, and join in if you so wish! I’m a little late to this party, but I’ve been undecided about what books I’m going to commit to. As always, these choices might get changed as I go, but I’m going to try and stick to this list as much as possible.
I’ve selected 10 books from my Classics Club list – in an attempt at making a serious dent in that challenge too. It means that quite a few of my books won’t be ‘easy’ reading, but I find I read more classics in winter anyway.
I’ve also made sure 10 of the books are by female authors (and I almost had 9, plus Evelyn Waugh! Oooops.) I’m trying to balance out the male/female issue I have, but then it just pained me to notice my Classics Club list is a sausage fest.
Anyway, onto the list.
|4||White Fang||Jack London||155||1906||M|
|6||A Clockwork Orange||Anthony Burgess||141||1962||M|
|11||Iron Lake||William Kent Krueger||330||1998||M|
|19||Bad Soldier||Chris Ryan||375||2016||M|
|20||The Pigeon||Patrick Suskind||77||1988||M|
It is in no particular order, and includes 8 books off my shelves that I haven’t gotten to yet (hello Read My Books challenge), and a couple new releases I’m looking forward to during winter. Also included Tristram Shandy, my Classics Club spin, and Middlemarch for the Eliot-Along (which you should all join, btw. Details here.)
Extra brownie points will be awarded if I can manage to review them all.
Anyone else participating? Did you theme/restrict your lists like I did? Anyone else freaking out about all the guys hanging out on their Classics TBR lists?
What a brilliant list Becky! Loads of us are reading Wharton it’s good to see. Thanks for signing up.
Thanks Cathy. We can have a Wharton-off once the challenge is over
Looks like a great list, but tough with all those classics on it! However at least it means you’re pretty much guaranteed some excellent reads – have a great summer of reading! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by! I am a little concerned with the number of classics, but hopefully I find some real gems!