I’m now up to fourteen books read – eight read in July. Helped by being on holiday for the last few weeks while my kids were still at school! As you can see, the idea that I can plan my reading in advance is a total nonsense. I have only read six from the original list of twenty books I made, and three of those were book club reads that I *had* to read.
Six have been netgalley reads after I went a bit crazy requesting books and then realised they were going to have to dominate my reading to get through them! I’m nearly through them and have now done the exact same thing with requesting Man Booker Prize longlist titles…
Two have been audio books. This has been great on my commute to work (40 mins each way). Not so much since I’ve been on my summer holidays.
And one was over 500 pages!
I have one month left on this challenge and I think I should be ok to get though 6 more books and reach my target!
- The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry (review)
- Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng (review)
- Reservoir 13 – Jon McGregor (review)
- the Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
- Hope in the Dark – Rebecca Solnit
- Men Explain Things to Me – Rebecca Solnit (review)
- Nobody Told Me – Holly McNish
- Dear Fatty – Dawn French
- Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood
- The Power – Naomi Alderman (review)
- The Lottery (and other stories) – Shirley Jackson
- Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot
- The Jungle – Upton Sinclair
- A Quiet Storm – Rachel Howzell Hall
- How to Build a Girl – Caitlin Moran
- The Road – Cormac McCarthy
- The Girl of Ink and Stars – Kiran Millwood Hargrave (review)
- Wonder – RJ Palacio
- The Color Purple – Alice Walker
- Queen of Spades – Michael Shou-Yung Shum
- Living the Dream – Lauren Berry (review)
- Inferior – Angela Saini (review)
- Holidays On Ice – David Sedaris (review)
- The Unseen – Roy Jacobsen (review)
- Nasty Women – 404Ink (review)
- All Grown Up – Jami Attenberg (review)
- Anger Is An Energy – John Lydon (review)