Thursday, July 23, 2015

20 Books of Summer Update #3


Since my last reading update, a few notable thinks have happened in my life.  First: I got a new teaching gig.  Secondly: My new teaching gig means that my "summer" is going to be over in six days. Lastly: I no longer need to read/ re-read two books on by summer list because I am not going to be teaching them in the fall.  As a result, I have made three executive TBR decisions:
  1. I am extending this project out to September 22, the last day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere to account for my vacation ending prematurely and the adjustment to my new position.
  2. I have swapped Their Eyes Were Watching God with Lord Arthur Savile's Crime by Oscar Wilde, one of the Penguin Little Black Classics (#59, I believe).
  3. I have swapped In Cold Blood with Underground by Haruki Murakami.  I am enjoying reading Murakami too much at the moment to not give him another spot on my list.  
So, if you are keeping score, here is where my project stands now that we're almost half-way through the project:

  1. N.P. by Banana Yoshimoto [Completed in June]
  2. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami  [Completed in July]
  3. Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon 
  4. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  5. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami 
  6. Brave Genius by Sean B. Carroll 
  7. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote   Underground by Haruki Murakami [swapped]
  8. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston  Lord Arthur Savile's Crime by Oscar Wilde [swapped]
  9. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  10. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  11. Lulu in Hollywood by Louise Brooks
  12. The Last Four Days of Paddy Buckley by Jeremy Massey
  13. If On a Winter's Night a Travler by Italo Calvino 
  14. The Babysitters Club: Mary Ann Saves the Day  by Ann M. Martin and Raina Telgemeier [Completed in July]
  15. Drama by Raina Telgemeier [Completed in July]
  16. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee [Completed in July]
  17. The Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami
  18. Sisters by Raina Telgemeier [Completed in July]
  19. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
  20. Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami 

The last book that I completed was To Kill a Mockingbird last week.  Currently, I am reading Sputnik Sweetheart. So . . . 6/20-- not too bad-ish, right?

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