Thank you 746 Books for hosting this challenge.
Surf over to Cathy at 746 Books to find out more about this reading challenge. Basically, from June 1 to September 3 I will read 20 books. That’s a hair more than my goal of four per month. It’s summer. What else do I have to do? Funny you should ask 😉 I am working part-time. I’m not sure how that will go, especially with the teenagers I live with.
With this challenge, I hope to fill in some of the missing books for the Mother-Daughter reading Challenge, as well as push the boundaries on my usual reads. As always, I reserve the right to change books as my mood changes. Books I plan to read this summer 🙂
- Hamlet by William Shakespeare.
I know I read this in high school but I wish to try again. I also have to read a play for the Mother-Daughter Reading Challenge, so two birds. I scored a great version of Hamlet at the library book sale. On the left hand side is the original text and on the right it is translated into modern English 😉
2. Shades of Earl Gray by Laura Childs
This is book 2 in the Tea Shop Cozy Mystery Series. I’m not sure how I’ve missed this one. My goal is to read every book in the series. because I love them. This will also cover a murder mystery needed for the Mother-Daughter Reading Challenge
3. Dracula by Bram Stoker
I don’t read horror. Yes, this is a classic. I figured summer would be the best time to read it. I also found this really cool version where the pictures move on my kindle. I’m a nerd. This fulfills the books I don’t normally read requirement. I’ve also seen the movie. Either one works.
4. Change of Fortune by Jana Deleon
Book 11 in the series! Obviously, I love this series. It’s also a hoot. This counts as my comedy.
5. Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban (Illustrated Edition) by J.K. Rowling
My least favorite of the series but now I have this beautiful edition with pictures 🙂
6. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
My daughter said I had to read it. Question: Do I have to read the prequel first? I don’t want to but daughter is adamant that I do.
7. Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur
It’s not summer without a graphic novel. The cover is adorable.
8. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
I can’t watch the movie until I read the book. It’s pretty fat too.
9. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
This meets the challenge of a sci-fi book turned TV show. I’ve wanted to read it, might as well this summer.
10. A Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan
I’m pretty sure dragons count as reading a book about animals 🙂
11. Florida Roadkill by Tim Dorsey
I’ve never read a Dorsey book but seems like a good book to read in summer. It’s also book 1 in the series. It took a while to find it. I have 3 or 4 in print but they are way down the series list.
12. The Marmalade Murders by Elizabeth J. Duncan
I received this from a GoodReads giveaway and want to read it soon.
13. Vamparazzi by Laura Resnick
Working my way through this series.
14. Blade Runner by Phillip K. Dick
<sigh> I’ve never watched the movie or read the book. I’m not a huge fan of sci-fi but I’m trying to broaden my horizons. I didn’t know the original title was Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Mind blown.
15. Cry of the Sea by D. G. Driver
What is summer without a mermaid book?
16. My Diary from the Edge of the World by Jodi Lynn Andrews
This has been on my shelf for over a year. Time to read it.
17. Shark’s Tooth by Michael Guillebeau
I’m not really sure what this book is about but the title is awesome. Sounds like a summer book.
18. Whiskey Sour by J.A. Konrath
There are 4 from this series on my kindle but I haven’t read a single book. Time to remedy that.
19. Kingdom of Ashes by Elena May
Another book I won from a GoodReads I need to read.
20. Hook by K.R. Thompson
Again I know nothing. I assume it’s about the Capt. Hook from Peter Pan. There’s a ship on the cover.