20 Books of Summer Challenge

  1. I attempted the 20 Books of Summer challenge last year and unfortunately, I didn’t complete it.  Anyway, the challenge is hosted by Cathy over at 746 Books.

So, what’s the challenge all about? It’s simple –  read 20 books or however many you can from June 3rd thru September 3rd.

1 Summer
3 Months
13 Weeks
91 Days

I would love to read all 16 of the books listed, but the reality is I probably won’t have the time. On June 17th, I’m starting an accelerated summer class session. Continue reading

The State of the ARC #1

So, I’m just going to pull the band-aid off and tell it like it is. For me, I have entirely too many ARCs for my liking, but yet I keep acquiring more and not reading them. This MUST cease and desist.

As of this writing, I have 34 unread ARCs on my physical and digital shelves. The majority came from work with no obligation to review. However there are about half-dozen from the publisher, which I need to review or should have reviewed. Continue reading

Tsundoku Bingo Spring 2018

My apologies for not getting this up at the end of June, but there were so many things going on I didn’t have a chance to create a bingo board. So, this one is for August and September. Enjoy! and don’t forget to let me know how you’re coming along.

It’s time for the Summer Tsundoku Bingo. If you joined in for the Spring Tsundoku Bingo, I hope you had fun and were able to knock some of those books of your TBR pile. I would love to see what you’ve read and for what categories. Please feel free to share, so that I may add some more books to my reading list.

You don’t need a blog to join in the reading fun. If you plan on doing the challenge just say so in the comments.

The Rules:

♦ There will be a new bingo board every quarter: July/August/September

♦ You know how bingo works – get 5 across, horizontal, or diagonal or if you want just work your way through the board during the quarter. The FREE SPACE bookworm is your opportunity to choose any book you want to read.

♦ Sorry, you can’t use the same book for multiple squares

♦ And yes the books you read for Tsundoku bingo can overlap with other reading challenges


6° of Separation with a Twist

Hi all, this year I’m a blog host for Biannual Bibliothon. The Bibliothon runs from July 14th- July 20th, so mark your calendars. My host day is July 17th, so be sure to stop back by and link up your challenge post.

Please note, I’m borrowing this topic from Kate over at Books Are My Favourite and Best.

I’m sure everyone is familiar with Six Degrees of Separation. You know the game that became popular with Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. It says that everything is related in six or fewer steps. And, yes that includes books.

So, how does it work? Continue reading

Sizzlin’ Summer Reads

I, totally, forgot about this until I saw Kristilyn’s post over at Reading in Winter. When I saw it last year I made a ‘mental’ note, albeit not a very good one, of this challenge because I wanted to give it a whirl. The challenge is called 20 Books of Summer and is hosted by 746 Books.

So, what’s the challenge all about? It’s simple –  read 20 books or 15 (in my case) or however many you can from June 1st thru September 3rd.

📚📚Over 95 days or 13.5 weeks, I’ll read 15 books📚📚


Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
by Sherman Alexie
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou
The Wangs v. the World
by Jade Chang
by George Orwell
Amatka by Karin Tidbeck (ARC)


Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Turn of the Screw
  by Henry James
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille (ARC)
Ulysses (Episodes 1-4) by James Joyce


Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich (ARC)
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez
Waiting by Ha Jin
The Thirst by Jo Nesbo (ARC)
Swing Time by Zadie Smith (ARC)
Ulysses (Episodes 5-8) by James Joyce

I’ve decided to split Ulysses up over 18 weeks. That’s 1 episode a week. I want to make sure to through it and understand it without tapping out, so I figured the slow and steady way is the best plan of attack.

You can follow my progress here and on Goodreads.