Sunday, May 24, 2020
2020 Big Book Summer
Posted by JaneGS
Nothing is the same this summer...except signing up for Suzan's Big Book Summer Challenge at Book by Book.
The challenge is incredibly easy...just read a book, or more, of at least 400 pages.
Here's my list of certain, probable, possible, and maybe candidates.
Nicholas Nickleby, by Charles Dickens - I started it and am on track to finish mid-summer. Goodreads Victorians group is also reading it this summer, which I am excited about because I can post thoughts there as I read.
The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck - I have been wanting to reread this book since high school, and this summer is the summer I make good on that wish.
Men to Match My Mountains, by Irving Stone - I always enjoy Stone's books, and this one about the opening of the American West has sat on my TBR shelf for way too long.
Devil's Brood, by Sharon K. Penman - the second half of the Eleanor of Aquitaine/Henry II story in Penman's march through English history; their sons are all grown up and ready to battle their father on the side of their mother, or is it the other way around? Putting the fun in family dysfunction. I love Penman's historical novels, and it's been way too long since I read one.
A Dance to the Music of Time, 1st Movement, by Anthony Powell - I have heard such good things about this series.
That should keep me busy while I watch the flowers grow on my back deck this summer!
Hope all my book blogging buddies are stay safe and healthy.
What are you reading this summer?