With just over three weeks to go until the end of 20 Books of Summer, I thought I’d provide a quick update on how my reading challenge is going!
An all-out win is looking a little unlikely at this point. I’ve read and reviewed 14 books and the remaining six are at various different stages of completion.
Little by Edward Carey
This one has been read but not yet reviewed. I did love it, but it was so deep and sprawling and wonderful that I’m finding it hard to gather some thoughts to share.
The Temptation of Eileen Hughes by Brian Moore
I have also read this month’s Brian Moore choice and I’ll be sharing a review towards the end of the month to coincide with Moore’s birthday.
Brief Lives by Anita Brookner
I tried to start this one and have had to stop because the print is too small! Thanks to lockdown I haven’t been able to get much needed new reading glasses, so the small type in this one just proved too much for my poor eyes. So, I have swapped it out for another Brookner in the 746 – Fraud – which I hope to review later in the week.
The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz
I’m around 30% done with this one and despite a slightly clunky narrative voice, the ideas and themes are intriguing.
The Wedding by Dorothy Baker
I’m about a quarter of the way through this one, but it just isn’t clicking with me. I think I need to give myself a good few hours to get into the feel of it and I’ll enjoy it in the end.
The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe
This is another book that I’ve been picking up and putting down again because the font is so small! I’ll try again one last time, but if it’s still a struggle, this might have to be swapped for another book.
So, it is still possible that I could manage most of my original twenty, but to be honest, I’m not too worried about it. So far this summer I’ve read another nine books so I think I can call it a win either way.
How are the rest of you doing? Is a win on the cards?
Let me know how you’re doing in the comments!
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!