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#20BooksOfSummer Wrap-Up & It’s Monday! What Are You Reading

15-ish Books of Summer Wrap-Up


Last year, I tried for 10 Books of Summer and read 7. This year, I shot for 15 and read 12! The improvement was due mostly to sticking to the 20-ish books I’d selected. I’m not very good at sticking to lists and, boy, the last couple of weeks have been tough. I did end up deviating from the list with a weekend of short stories back in July and a nonfiction book the week before last. But all in all, a good summer! Many thanks to Cathy at 746 Books for hosting!


  1. The Nazi Séance: The Strange Story of the Jewish Psychic in Hitler’s Circle by Arthur J. Magida – REVIEWED
  2. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (I signed up for a class…) – REVIEWED
  3. The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters – REVIEWED
  4. Smoke and Mirrors by Mike Costa, Jon Armstrong & Ryan Browne – REVIEWED
  5. Yevgeny Onegin by Alexander Pushkin – REVIEWED
  6. I Lie for Money: Candid, Outrageous Stories from a Magician’s Misadventures by Steve Spill – REVIEWED
  7. Presto: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales by Penn Jillette (added 6/9) – REVIEWED
  8. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt – REVIEWED
  9. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen – REVIEWED
  10. Summerlong by Peter S. Beagle – READ
  11. The Unknown Poe, edited by Raymond Foye – READ
  12. Decent into the Depth of the Earth by Paul Kidd – READ

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

The Seance From the Dust Returned

I’ll be starting on my RIP XI list in earnest this week with The Seance by Iain Lawrence, From the Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury, and from Jay’s List of Top 10 Ghost StoriesSmee” by A.M. Burrage. Plus a bit of Harlan Ellison and George R. R. Martin.

It's Monday! What Are You ReadingIt’s Monday! What Are You Reading, hosted by Book Date!


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

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