Upcoming: 20 Books of Summer!
It's time to prepare for what has become an essential summer event: the 20 Books of Summer, hosted by Cathy at 741 Books! As a summer event, the rules are practically non-existent, and I've tried to pick out a nice mix of TBRs, international reads, and books about WWII. And of course it's important to include a title or two for WIT Month in August!
So here are my picks -- 20 titles, plus two alternates:
- The White Witch, by Elizabeth Goudge
- I'm Not Leaving, by Williams
- The Heart of the Hunter, by van der Post
- Travelling In, Travelling Out, by Namita Gokhale
- The Summer Tree, by Guy Gavriel Kay
- The Lady of Godey's: Sarah Josepha Hale, by Ruth E. Finley
- The Midnight Folk, by John Masefield
- The Little Grey Men, by BB
- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, by Mark Twain
- On Foot to the Golden Horn, by James Goodwin
- A Place to Belong, by Fluhman and Olson
- The Inscrutable Americans, by Anurag Mathur
- Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, by Olga Tokarczuk
- The Ring of Bright Water trilogy, by Gavin Maxwell
- The Greatest Urdu Stories Ever Told, ed. Muhammad Umar Memon
- Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Franz de Waal
- Harlequin's Millions, by Bohumil Hrabal
- The Third Reich in Power, by Richard J. Evans
- Last Hope Island, by Lynne Olson
- Millions Like Us, by Virginia Nicholson
- Zoo Station, by Ian Walker (there are like five books with this title)
- Island of Blood, by Anita Pratap
|Improvised, sort of pathetic summer reading station|
Why yes, I have already swapped a title
I'm really pretty excited about my pile, though I have a hard time thinking that I'll need those alternates. Maybe if The Summer Tree turns out to be a dud -- it's the first in a fantasy trilogy I've never heard of (The Fionavar Tapestry??), and the covers are very early 80s.
Summer here is very hot, so it's important to have lots of books to read in the shade!