Cathy over at 746books is once again hosting her 20 Books of Summer challenge, running from June into early September. I’ve had such a hard time settling down with one book, any book, for the past few months that I am planning to be a little flexible with my choice of books. I’m also taking advantage of the 15 Books option. I’m also for now only listing 10 of the books I’d like to read. So, here we go…
For my 12 Germans in 2016 project, I plan to read Julia Franck’s The Blindness of the Heart, Wolfgang Herrndorf’s Why We Took the Car, and Alina Bronsky’s The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine.
For the #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks project, I picked Helen Dunmore’s A Spell of Winter, Maggie O’Farrell’s Instructions for a Heatwave, and Tendai Huchu’s The Hairdresser of Harare.
I have Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True, Nathaniel Philbrick’s Valiant Ambition, and Sarah-Jane Stratford’s Radio Girls to finish.
And in August, I want to focus on women in translation again, with Dubravka Ugresic’s The Ministry of Pain, Nina Berberova’s The Book of Happiness, and Marguerite Duras’ The Lover.
Ooops, that’s 15 books right there. Well, we’ll see how it goes and what might strike my fancy as we go along.
Which books do you plan to read this summer?