The 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge is hosted by Cathy from 746 Books, and at the beginning of the summer I took on the full challenge of reading 20 books from June 3rd to September 3rd. The following is my final update on my progress.
I have completed Deborah Harkness’ All Souls Trilogy. I haven’t completed – and enjoyed – a series like this since…I can’t remember. Although I didn’t finish the third installment, The Book of Life, in time to discuss it within the bounds of my Summer Reading Challenge, I need to get my thoughts out about the conclusion to the trilogy, thus the odd (to me) title of this post. Here we go.
Happy first day of fall! Although my favorite month started 22 days ago, my favorite season officially starts now. Comfortable weather, pumpkins and apple picking, and a busy book publishing season coinciding with my need to maximize comfort as I get cozy under a warm blanket sans air conditioner are all things I look forward to. But first…
My Summer Reading Challenge is officially over. Once again, I was a little too ambitious, and sometimes distracted and/or lazy, to complete all of the titles I wanted to. Here is a summary:
I finished this book in one day. Sure, I had started the first couple of chapters at a different time but the rest was done on a recent dreary day when I could think of nothing else but finding out how Matthew and Diana would survive Europe in 1590. Because of course they survive; there is a third book to read after all!
Well it’s that time of year again when readers across the land scramble to finish their summer reading lists, prepare for new fall reads and holiday book hauls, and maybe get caught up with real-life people. I have done quite a bit of the latter, am not even thinking about the second, but am a strong participant in the first. My Summer Reading Challenge ends not with August, but with the autumnal equinox on September 22nd. With that in mind, here’s a recap of what I have completed, and the titles that still reside on my To Be Read list.