I’m taking part in the 20 Books of Summer Challenge. It’s exactly what you think: try to read 20 books over June, July and August. I like this challenge because it’s jut a bit more than I normally read, and I have my long summer holiday to help!
I also find it amusing that I can not stick to the intended plan. I set out at the beginning what I think I’d like to read, then it goes off track quite quickly.
So how am I doing after month 1? I finished 6 books plus read a third of The Iliad, so that’s perfectly on track. Two of the books were quite short, but that’s ok.
Here’s the original list, ones I’ve read in red, links to reviews at the end. Books not on the original list are just tagged onto the end.
- Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi (review)
- Still Me – Jojo Moyes
- Conclave – Robert Harris
- Sarah – J.T. Leroy
- Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley – Charlotte Gordon
- Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
- How Do You Like Me Now? – Holly Bourne
- The Pisces – Melissa Broder
- How Not to be a Boy – Robert Webb
- Things a Bright Girl Can Do – Sally Nicholls
- The Iliad – Homer
- Story – Robert McKee (review)
- How To Stop Time – Matt Haig (review)
- 2666 – Roberto Bolano
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
- The Dark Dark – Samantha Hunt
- Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life – Helen Czerski
- The Dark Road to Mercy – Wiley Cash
- My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante
- The Mother of All Questions – Rebecca Solnit
- Everyday Sexism – Laura Bates (review)
- A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf (review)
- Little Black Book – Otegha Uwagba (review)
I realise I’m writing this halfway through July, and so really I’ve already read 3 more books! Shhhhh those will be in the next update!