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
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
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
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
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!
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.
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).
#HPBuddyRead Readalong: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ IRL Great Books Book Club: The Odysseyby 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.*
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.
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.
*Click on the titles for my reviews. I will have a full review of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie books at the end of February. *
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.