20 Books of Summer 2015

Another Reading Challenge! 20 Books of Summer 2015 is hosted by Cathy at 746 Books. It begins June 1 and runs until September 4, just over thirteen weeks.

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Here’s my list:
Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird
Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
The Island of Sheep by John Buchan
The Overlook by Michael Connelly
Rameau’s Nephew by Denis Diderot
The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
Road Kill by Kinky Friedman
U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton
Fever Season by Barbara Hambly
Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
Shakespeare’s Landlord by Charlaine Harris
The Assassin in the Marais by Claude Izner
George Washington’s Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
The River of Doubt by Candice Millard
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Tomb of the Golden Bird by Elizabeth Peters
Passing Fancy by David Spencer
The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoi

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Are you in? There is no set list; we each choose our own books. If twenty is too ambitions, you can opt for 10 Books of Summer 2015.

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42 comments on “20 Books of Summer 2015

  1. Yay! Thanks for joining in – great list too. I think I have The Night Circus in the 746 so I look forward to hearing what you think about that one.

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  2. pennma05 says:

    So glad to see The Night Circus made your list! I hope you love it as much as I did! 🙂 Happy reading!

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  3. Good luck! I really enjoyed the Night Circus.

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  4. Michael says:

    I might have to join in!

    I’ve read the Connelly book and I really enjoyed it. I hope you will too!

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  5. Good luck with your list! I think I will join in the challenge. I’ve been working to get my physical TBR down and this will definitely help.

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    • Dagny says:

      Great Elizabeth! I’m not doing mine like Cathy’s and making it all physical books in my TBR. Some are etexts and a couple are library books. Most though are books I have now sitting in two piles on top of bookcase.

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  6. FictionFan says:

    I think I’m in! Should be fun – enjoy your list!

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  7. karen says:

    Oh I’ll definitely be looking more closely at this tonight at work! Right now all I want to do is sleep but I’m hoping to dream up at least part of a list while I do. I may even add the next Royal Spyness to it since I seem to have abandoned the series after that first one! Hmmm. Maybe it’ll be my summer of abandoned series…

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  8. Ohhh, The River of Doubt. I want to read that one at some point, too. I hope you enjoy all of your picks, and good luck with your challenge.

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  9. bookgeeking says:

    Great list, I have not read any of the books on your list, but I am looking forward to your reviews 🙂 Here’s my list https://bookgeeking.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/20-books-of-summer-2/

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  10. What a fantastic list and you were braver than me by posting all your twenty books in one go! I’m just hoping the reviews aren’t all so good that I add everyone else’s choices to my TBR or I will be in real trouble!

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    • Dagny says:

      I thought it would be really hard to make the list, but by the time I added the scheduled group reads and various reads for other Challenges, I was only about five short!

      I hear that about everyone else’s choices. Our TBR lists will rival Cathy’s beginning 746, lol.

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  11. I’m beyond pleased to see Her Royal Spyness on your list!

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    • Dagny says:

      Thanks, Selah! It’s been months since you set me straight about Georgie. I got the first two books almost immediately, but they kept getting pushed back by group reads, etc. Finally!

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  12. Congratulations and good luck! The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo TolstoiI are great!

    I know I’ll read 20 (more likely closer to 50) but which 20? I was able to come up with a list of 15 and after that it’s all about what catches my eye – I tend to go for new release crime novels and whatever my reading groups choose, perhaps some associated books. I’ve got a couple of challenges I could work on.

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  13. Brona says:

    That’s a very diverse list!
    I’ve joined in from Sydney, so my list is 20 winter reads 🙂

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    • Dagny says:

      There’s at least one other reader from Australia playing, Kate. Maybe others. I’m meeting so many new readers and I don’t know where they all live yet.

      I realized later that I didn’t have any poetry on it. Other than that, I’m quite pleased since there should be something no matter what I’m in the mood for.

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  14. Sounds great! Looks like a really impressive list. The only one I’ve read of those is “The Kreutzer Sonata,” and that was quite some time ago. I’ll have to give this a go.

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  15. Ana says:

    Oh my, you sure are feeling adventurous, huh?
    I am ashamed to say that although I recognize some authors I am pretty sure I have not heard of any of the works themselves…
    Good luck!

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  16. CKReads says:

    The Night Circus is my favorite book! I recommend reading it at night it brings the setting to life. I hope you love it too! Good luck!!

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  17. Shannon says:

    Good luck with your summer reading challenge!! I haven’t read much from your list but enjoyed the Night Circus and Charlaine Harris (her books are always a fun and light reads! Perfect beach books!)

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