I’m not ready to say good-bye to summer just yet, but since it’s September now, it’s time to look back at my 10 Books of Summer. Of the 11 books I had planned to read, I finished 10. Not bad, considering I also read a bunch of books that weren’t on my list. Gone With the Wind was certainly epic, and Beryl Markham’s West With the Night was great fun. Naomi grew on me once I thought about it for a while, and Girl at War rekindled my interest in Central and Eastern European literature. I still have to review The Book of Happiness and read The Story of My Teeth.
What’s coming up? Lots of nonfiction and classics, combined with lots of fun events in the blogosphere.
- Katie at Doing Dewey has started a nonfiction book club, and in September, we’re reading The Sixth Extinction.
- Caroline has selected Imre Kertész’ Fateless for the Literature and War Readalong.
- I’m reading Mark Twain’s Recollections of Joan of Arc, because Fariba had it on her list.
- The Socratic Salon has Last Night in Montreal coming up. I like what I’ve read so far.
- The Estella Society is hosting the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril X challenge this year. It’s my first time participating, and I’d like to read 2 books for it: Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood and John Le Carré’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
- Our vacation is still ahead of us, so I am busy planning what to read. Aside from all of the above, I’m thinking A Man Called Ove (thanks to Eva) and The Mother of All Booklists (because I really need more lists of books I want to read).
Which book are you looking forward to this month?