Thursday, August 27, 2015

20 Books of Summer: Update #4

Here is where my project stands now that we're nearing the final month of 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 [Completed in July]
  5. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami Audition by Ryu Murakami [swapped]
  6. Brave Genius by Sean B. Carroll 
  7. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote   Underground by Haruki Murakami [swapped] [Completed in August]
  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 [Completed in July]
  18. Sisters by Raina Telgemeier [Completed in July]
  19. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami Gone Girl by Gillian Flyn [swapped]
  20. Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami   After the Quake by Haruki Murakami [swapped]
To date, I have read 9 of my planned 20 books.  Currently, I have six of the remaining books in my queue in various states of completeness.  The books that I have yet to start are relatively short and shouldn't be a major reading obstacle for me provided I have the time and energy to read them.  I should easily be able to get close to my goal of twenty books read over the summer; conservatively, I should complete at least fifteen books by the chronological end of summer.  

You will also notice that I have continued to make substitutions to my list as my reading interests have changed and as I have made more book purchases over the summer.  I imagine that this list will continue to evolve up until this challenge is over.

Let me know in the comments if you have any suggestions for powering through books you have that are "in progress."

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