Saturday, June 20, 2009

Summer Reading Challenge 2009

Well, the Spring Reading Thing and the Once Upon a Time III Challenge have come to an end – today was their final day. I still have to write my wrap-up posts, and catch up on my reviews. But that's two more challenges completed. And in addition, I've finished up several other challenges recently – just haven't managed to get the wrap-ups written. But I'm working on it (really, I am).

Anyhoo . . . . When a couple of challenges end, can another new one be far behind? Certainly not around here, anyway. So I'm signing on for the Summer Reading Challenge hosted by A Southern Daydreamer Reads. It runs from June 21 to September 21, 2009, and these are the rules:
  • Make a list of books you want to read this summer.
  • Write a post with your list on your blog. (You can add to or change this list at any time during the challenge.)
  • Please post the direct link to your Summer Reading Challenge 2009 post (so that other participants can visit and see what you are reading).
  • You can write another post in September to let everyone know how you did.
So, here's my list. It's tentative and subject to change, of course; I always want to allow for change of mood, or the new discovery I might find along the way. And the list is probably longer than it really should be; there's no way I'll be able to read all these books in one summer – especially since several are real chunksters. There's a little suspense, a little humor, a little romance, a couple of ARCs. Some are books I'm already planning to read for other challenges (hope that's OK).

A Stitch in Time. Monica Ferris
Angels of Destruction. Keith Donohue
Ignorance: A Novel. Milan Kundera
July and August. Nancy Clark
Mistress of Mellyn. Victoria Holt
Murder, She Meowed. Rita Mae Brown
People of the Book. Geraldine Brooks
Rabbit Is Rich. John Updike
Sacred Hearts. Anita Dunant
Stone's Fall. Iain Pears
The Angel's Game. Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Black Dahlia. James Ellroy
The Dance of Death. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
The Inn at Lake Devine. Elinor Lipman
The Mothman Prophecies. John A. Keel
The Spectator Bird. Wallace Stegner
The Stormy Petrel. Mary Stewart
Victory Over Japan. Ellen Gilchrist


  1. Welcome to the challenge Joy! I am glad you joined us! No need to worry about sticking to your list...all you need to do is read... the list is more of a "want to read" list! You have a great list of books... I may have to read some of them too! ~ Susan

  2. Congratulations on completing your challenges and good luck with the new ones!

  3. Hi Joy! Don't feel bad - I got my list updated as far as what I read for the spring challenge but didn't get the reviews written yet. Everything happens in due time - just not at the time it might be due!

    My list also changes - something might jump out at me from the shelves that I have to have!


  4. Good luck with your list and nice to run into another "Joy" in blogger world. :)


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