Wednesday, May 17, 2023

20 Books of Summer


Thought I'd try this this summer. But I have to pick 20 books? Thankfully, the host at 746 Books is very flexible. If I decide later to change my list or reduce it, no biggie!

Therefore, here's the 20 books I want to read between 1 June and 1 September:

The Glass Hotel, by Emily St. John Mandel.

The Scar, by China Mieville.

The Ferryman, by Justin Cronin.

Mothers Don't, by Katixa Agirre.

Victory City, by Salmon Rushdie.

Lucretia and the Kroons, by Victor LaValle.

Piercing, by Ryu Murakami.

A Memory Called Empire, by Arkady Martine.

The History Man, by Malcolm Bradbury.

This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen, by Tadeusz Borowski.

Mothering Sunday, by Graham Swift.

Down There on a Visit, by Christopher Isherwood.

Breasts and Eggs, by Mieko Kawakami.

An Armful of Warm Girl, by William Spackman.

The Great Santini, by Pat Conroy.

Coming Through Slaughter, by Michael Ondaatje.

American Pastoral, by Philip Roth.

Life with Picasso, by Francoise Gilot.

Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit, by P.G. Wodehouse.

The Short End of the Sonnenallee, by Thomas Brussig.



  1. Good list. I almost put the Ferryman on my list too. Hope you like it. I've read Mothering Sunday which was pretty good. Happy reading

  2. Thanks! I'm reading his The Passage now and so far I like it.


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