Thursday, May 30, 2013

Have summer vacation? Will read.

I'm a reader. Not a finish a book in a week reader (well, ok, depends on the book), but I love reading and look forward to my nightly "read before falling asleep" time.

I have a ton of books on my "to read" list right now and have decided to set myself a little literary challenge. I chose 9 books off my list and want to try to read them all before September. I figure it's about 3 books a month, which is totally doable, I think...

So here's my list, in no particular order:





We'll see how I do. If I'm smart I'll match long books with shorter books each month. Some of these I can already see myself devouring and reading super quickly. Either way, I'm excited to try some new to me authors and get lost in a few good books!

Read any of these? Any good books on your summer reading list?

13 thoughts on the matter:

Patti G said... {Reply}

I do the same thing every summer!!
I read "Room" 2 summers ago - read it in 2 days. It's hard at times because of the emotion involved, but it is really worth working through them to get to the end!
I'll have to check out some of the other's on your list.

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Oh, these all look very interesting! Please do let me know how you like them. I am always on the look-out for good reads. :)

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

I love summer reading! These titles are new to me. It's been awhile since I have had a moment to think of reading for pleasure to myself. You'll have to give us book reports, so well know if we should read a title, too!

Sarah Carletti said... {Reply}

Oh, I used to love to read but the Lyme disease has damaged my brain, ST memory and ability to focus. I'm just reading my daughters chapter books but enjoying them. Enjoy your pics!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said... {Reply}

Oh how fun- I miss curling up in my chair & reading. I have to find some quiet time to do that. I have a very large stack of books waiting for my attention. It's starting to dwarf the finished stack.

Pride In Photos said... {Reply}

Wow...these all look like they could be great reads. I am reading The Paris Wife at this time. Have you read it? It is about Ernests Hemingways first wife....I am enjoying it very much.

Renae of Simple Sequins said... {Reply}

OOOOOoooooh, oooooh, (rhymes with shoe) I want to read Mika's book and then The Secret Life of Dresses sounds intriguing, too! Thanks for thinking Duchess is cute. You didn't guess on what was WRONG in my post? Go back. Me silly.

Melissa Bliss Rich said... {Reply}

Looks like a great list! I need to do more pleasure reading. All I read lately are photography books, which I enjoy, but my brain needs a break ;)

Dara said... {Reply}

I loved Room. haven't read the rest of them!

Robyn G said... {Reply}

Tamar,
I have not read any of these. I hope you let us know which ones are your favorite.

I am half way through "The Thorn Birds." "Gone With the Wind" is also on my radar.

Robyn
http://theranchwifechronicles.com/

Deanna said... {Reply}

One of my favorite things to do in the summertime, reading on the screen porch. In fact I went to a Random House Rep Night at my local independent book store last night where they review and tell us all about the latest publications from Random House. And I won a book, Paris, by Edward Rutherford. A big generations span book, perfect for the summer.

tiarastantrums said... {Reply}

good for you - I used to be an AVID reader! I gobbled up books. Now, not so much, I'm reading Omnibus, and Science instead!

Shoshanah said... {Reply}

I haven't read any of these, at least not yet. But I have been wanting to read Room for a while now.