⭐️ 10-ish Books of Summer 2017


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The 20 Books of Summer runs from June 1st to September 3rd. During this period of time, I have two trips to California, possibly a trip to Colorado, and WesterCon scheduled. Eric is planning on (re)launching the PHYSIC series in Sept/Oct, which means a lot of reading/editing/formatting in the next three months. How much reading will I be able to get done? I don’t know.

I do know that I’ve had a good time with #20BooksOfSummer in the past and, as Brona pointed out, half the fun is making the TBR stack. I am going to cheat, just a little. I have a couple of in-progress books on my list, some of which I doubled up as “Double Features.” All the remaining percentages add up to ~4 books. I’m also going to shoot for finishing 10 books from a list of 15. Current: 5.5/10

Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens Kings of Broken Things The Princess Bride

  1. Current Reads Double Feature: The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher (had 28% remaining) – REVIEWED / The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle (had 50% remaining) – REVIEWED
  2. The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma (83% remaining… still over 500 pages!)
  3. Short Story Collection Double Feature: Shatterday by Harlan Ellison (72% remaining) / The Janus Tree and Other Stories by Glen Hirshberg (53% remaining) – READ
  4. Magical Double Feature: Adelaide Herrmann: Queen of Magic by Adelaide Herrmann (51% remaining) / Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women by Ricky Jay (63% remaing)
  5. Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard – an ARC – REVIEWED
  6. Club Deception by Sarah Skilton – DNF, REVIEWED
  7. The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore – an ARC that isn’t so advanced at this point. – REVIEWED
  8. Crossings by Jon Kerstetter – an ARC (“Returned” this ARC due to having less reading time.)
  9. Kings of Broken Things by Theodore Wheeler – a rare pre-order! Should arrive in August.
  10. Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia by Dennis Covington
  11. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Vern
  12. Love and Mr. Lewisham by H. G. Wells
  13. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle (added 6/15) – REVIEWED
  14. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (added 6/15)
  15. Queen of the Demonweb Pits by Paul Kidd (added 6/15)
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14 thoughts on “⭐️ 10-ish Books of Summer 2017

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  4. Hallo, Hallo (we follow each other on Twitter) – travelling through the #20BooksOfSummer route to see which books I can spy I have a hungry thirst to read by those who are reading them this Summer whilst seeing how varied our lists are being writ. I modified mine as a gateway back into reading as I’ve had a start/stop issue for most of the first half of the year. I wanted to find a way to inspire myself forward and I felt this challenge fit me quite well; esp due to it’s flexibility!

    I’ve been wanting to read Carrie Fisher’s biographies – however, I wanted to await the point in time where I could request her audiobooks as she narrates them (or she at least narrated one I know of). She’s one of the few author/narrators I’ve been keen on listening too. The author of “The Ghost Bride”, Lauren Graham, Robert Wagner and Carol Burnett are others, too.

    Speaking of TBR picks, I’ve had “The Map of Time” on my mine for absolute AGES! I discovered this title through my local library and it’s boomeranged back to me over the years so many times! Always finding me at the ‘wrong’ moment to read but ooh! I am still itching to know what it is about!

    I have a few ARCs on my list, too! How lovely!! I received them through LT publisher bookaways and felt it was fitting to place them on my list as they are #newtomeauthors inasmuch as being INSPY which is always a special treat to read.

    I look forward to re-visiting your adventures and hope you’ll come visit me as well! Happy reading!!

    * My #20BooksOfSummer List

    1. I think I’ve started Map of Time about three times now. It’s not that it isn’t interesting (obviously I keep picking it back up), but the tone is sort of…tiring? I’m manage finishing it eventually. 😉

      1. Sorry to hear you keep getting taken in/out of the story-line. I find sometimes stories give me a false start or a false first impression. It is difficult to sort out ‘why’ but there are times when I finally ‘get on’ with the story in Q, I do find it’s a good read. I hope the same for you! 🙂

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