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10 Books of Summer Wrap-Up

10-booksCathy at 746 Books hosted 20 Books of Summer from June 1st to Sept 4th

A opted for the shorter version of the challenge: 10 Books of Summer. I’m a slow reader and I’m bad at sticking to lists, but I didn’t do too badly. I finished seven books.

  1. Best Horror of the Year edited by Ellen Datlow – Reviewed
  2. The Manitou by Graham Masterton – Reviewed
  3. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James – Reviewed
  4. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield – Reviewed
  5. The Rise of the Indian Rope Trick by Peter Lamont – Reviewed
  6. The Victorian Internet by Tom Standage – Reviewed
  7. Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine – Reviewed

The winners? The nonfiction. The Rise of the Indian Rope Trick and The Victorian Internet made for great vacation travel reading!

A couple of notes:

  • I traded out Linking Rings by James David Robenalt for The Rise of the Indian Rope Trick pretty early in the summer. Just a matter of taste.
  • I had two DNFs: Girl Meet Class by Karin Gillespie and It’s What I Do by Lynsay Addario. Both just didn’t work for me.
  • I also got about a third of the way through Freddy’s Book by John Gardner. It’s a book I’ll probably finish, but right now it’s kind of slow and…odd.


Writer, publisher. Hobbies include reading, studying magic & illusions from a historical/theoretical perspective, and playing ultimate frisbee.

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