Summer Reading – 2019

Summer is almost here! I will be continuing to read for my Reading the Classics Challenge and my 2019 Focus on Authors Challenge. Titles are mostly based on giveaways, book club picks, and books set in Ireland, as I get ready to travel there in August. What are y’all reading this summer? Any read you are most looking forward to? Here is my list:

Book Club Reads

  • The Plague by Albert Camus
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Power by Naomi Alderman
  • Tigerman by Nick Harkaway
  • Recollections of Things to Come by Elena Garro

NetGalley Reads

  • Once Upon a Bad Boy by Melonie Johnson
  • A Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell
  • The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins
  • The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
  • The Long Call by Ann Cleeves
  • How to Raise a Reader by Pamela Paul; Maria Russo

Readalongs

  • Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck

2019 Focus on Authors

  • Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
  • Neither Here nor There by Bill Bryson
  • The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Landline by Rainbow Rowell
  • Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
  • Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life by Laura Thompson

Other

  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand- audiobook
  • The Children by David Halberstam – audiobook
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama – audiobook/book
  • Made for This by Jennie Allen – audiobook
  • The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy – audiobook/ebook
  • Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt – audiobook
  • The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich – audiobook
  • The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein – audiobook
  • On the Come Up by Angie Thomas – book
  • 1916: The Easter Rising by Tim Pat Coogan – ebook
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24 Hour Readathon – Goals

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It’s that time!!!! Time for the semi-annual Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon!!!! Check back on Saturday, April 6th to see my progress. This is officially my 6th time participating. Here are some questions to help me prep and set goals for this round.

Are you participating for the whole 24 hours? I really wish I could participate for the whole 24 hours. Unfortunately, I will be hosting a garage sale that morning as part of our community yard sale. It is my opportunity to Marie Kondo my house, so I can’t pass this up. I am hoping to still read during slow moments or have the Harry Potter Book 4 audiobook blaring on our outdoor speakers. I also don’t believe that I’ll be able to stay up all night as I will have a late night on Friday. We are taking my mother-in-law to: A Night with Margaret Atwood. Super excited for this! So I believe my ultimate goal will be to read for: 15 hours.

What is on your TBR pile for the Readathon? I always make sure I have a lot of options, because I never know what I’ll be in the mood for. Here are the books I believe I will finish:

Here are some other books I may start or continue reading:

What snacks am I looking forward to? Since I’m going to have an early morning with last minute prepping for the garage sale, I plan on making a 6am run to Billy’s Donuts. It is a donut shop that just opened up in my neighborhood, so I am happy to finally support a new business, which in turn will support my readathon goals (or at least my hunger). I am always up for donuts and kolaches!

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My Readathon TBR Pile

Anyone else participating in the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon? If so, what will you be reading and snacking on? Also, I’ll be happy to cheer you on if you are participating.

HAPPY READING!!!

WWW Wednesdays – March 13, 2019

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What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Time for another WWW Wednesdays, which is brought to you by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. If you too want to participate, answer the above questions and post that link on Sam’s page.

I am finishing up my Winter Reading List this month but am no where near completing everything on that list. Hopefully I will have better luck with my upcoming Spring Reading List. I am also making my way through some David McCullough reads. (See my 2019 A Focus on Authors Reading Challenge).

Currently Reading

Finished Reading

#HPBuddyRead Readalong: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
IRL Great Books Book Club:  The Odyssey by Homer (translated by Emily Wilson) – book = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
NetGalley ARC: The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson – ebook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ½
Focus on Authors Reading Challenge: The Path Between the Seas by David McCullough – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦

*Click on the titles for my reviews. A full review of all David McCullough reads this month will be posted at the end of the month.*

Reading Next

Have you read anything by the author David McCullough? If so, what do you think of his writing? What are y’all reading now? Please post your WWW links below in the comments if I haven’t already visited them.

HAPPY READING!!!

WWW Wednesdays – February 27, 2019

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What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Time for another WWW Wednesdays, which is brought to you by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. If you too want to participate, answer the above questions and post that link on Sam’s page.

I am making some progress on my Winter Reading List my Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reads. (See my 2019 A Focus on Authors Reading Challenge).

Currently Reading

I am really close to finishing Americanah, so I should have my Adichie review up in the next couple of days!

Finished Reading

The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam – audiobook & book =
♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
Say Nothing by Patrick Raddon Keefe – ebook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ½

*Click on the titles for my review.*

Reading Next

I’ve really enjoyed reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie this month and highly recommend reading her! What are y’all reading now? Please post your WWW links below in the comments if I haven’t already visited them.

HAPPY READING!!!

WWW Wednesdays – February 6, 2019

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What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Time for another WWW Wednesdays, which is brought to you by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. If you too want to participate, answer the above questions and post that link on Sam’s page.

I am making some progress on my Winter Reading List. I just finished my month of reading Zadie Smith and have now moved on to reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. (See my 2019 A Focus on Authors Reading Challenge).

Currently Reading

Finished Reading

On Beauty by Zadie Smith – book = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ½
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert – audiobook = ♦ ♦
The Silent Patient
 by Alex Michaelides – ARC book = ♦ ♦ ♦

*Click on the titles for my reviews. I will have a full review of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie books at the end of February. *

Reading Next

Have you read anything by the author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie? If so, what do you think of her writing? What are y’all reading now? Please post your WWW links below in the comments if I haven’t already visited them.

HAPPY READING!!!

WWW Wednesdays – January 30, 2018

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What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Time for another WWW Wednesdays, which is brought to you by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. If you too want to participate, answer the above questions and post that link on Sam’s page.

I am making some progress on my Winter Reading List and this concludes my reading of Zadie Smith. I will be reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in February. (See my 2019 A Focus on Authors Reading Challenge).

I also participated in the 24in48 Readathon this past weekend, that helped me finish two books and read 966 pages.

Currently Reading

I am very close to finishing On Beauty!

Finished Reading

Green River, Running Red by Ann Rule – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Mosfegh – audiobook = ♦ ♦
Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal – ebook NetGalley ARC = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
Feel Free by Zadie Smith – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ½
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

*Click on the titles for my review.*

Reading Next

Did any of you participate in the 24in48 Readathon? If so, how did you do? What are y’all reading now? Please post your WWW links below in the comments if I haven’t already visited them.

HAPPY READING!!!

24in48 Readathon – January 26-27

24in48_v2-03_full-colorWe are less than two hours away from the beginning of the 24in48 Readathon! After a long and exhausting work week, I could use some good quality time with my books.

TBR:
Here is what I am hoping to read this weekend:

I will be reading in a wide variety of formats, including audiobooks, an ebook and a physical book. This variety should make the 24 hours go by really quickly.

Social Media:
I will be posting updates on multiple social media outlets:

Y’all should join me (or at least cheer me on lol). Go to the 24in48 homepage and sign-up. You may even win a nifty prize!

MY WEEKEND IS ALL BOOKED!!!