Summer Reading Project


(My poor books currently live on my bedroom floor since my living room is torn apart…)

It’s that time of year. The boys just finished with school, and all the days of swimming, vacations, camps, and heat have begun. For me, summer = projects. I need projects in order to stay sane while my stay-at-home-mom job and my summer seasonal depression kick in 24/7. This summer, I’ll be working on my nutrition, hopefully on my writing, and I want to add a reading project to that list.

My TBR and to-investigate piles have grown ridiculously huge again. I’m to that point where it’s time to either read or cull my way through titles, to get them all back to a manageable level. So the goal this summer is to do just that: get all the way through this list of books before the boys go back to school on August 22nd.

The books!
There are two piles here – one physical, one virtual. Let’s start with the virtual possibilities, including any that will release before 8/22/16:

  • Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
  • The Hunt by Megan Shepherd
  • The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey
  • Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
  • Harry Potter & the Cursed Child by JK Rowling
  • The Widow by Fiona Barton
  • Finding Fraser by KC Dyer
  • If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
  • The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  • Roses and Rot by Kat Howard
  • Untethered by Julie Lawson Timmer
  • The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury (currently in progress)
  • Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill

That makes 13 virtual priorities this summer. Eek! Already this makes me feel out of control, and that doesn’t even count the physical books, of which there are 12:

  • A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam
  • Light in August by William Faulkner
  • Kingdom of Strangers by Zoe Ferraris
  • Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris
  • North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley
  • Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emma Orczy
  • The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer
  • The Sky Son by Byambaa Bayarmagnai
  • Laughing Without an Accent by Firoozeh Dumas

That makes a total of 25 books to read or cull in the next 2.5 months. Not including anything that might come up in the meantime to distract me. I totally need you all to wish me tons of luck!!

About Amanda

Writing. Family. Books. Crochet. Fitness. Fashion. Fun. Not necessarily in that order. Note: agender (she/her).
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1 Response to Summer Reading Project

  1. Kailana says:

    Wishing you tons of luck!!! The minute I make a list of reading plans, I don’t want to read any of them… lol


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