10 Books of Summer

I’m really excited to see Cathy at 746 is once again hosting the 20 Books of Summer. I didn’t participate last year but I’m in the mood for a reading challenge and think this will be tons of fun.

I’m going for the 10 Books of Summer and my focus will be on my shelf sitters. I used to keep track of the date I added a book to my shelf but now I rely on books that are towards the back of my double-stacked shelves! ha…

Here is my pile of possibilities:

The Perfect Nanny by Leïla Slimani; translated by Sam Taylor. I remember this one was quite a popular read several years ago.

Mendocino and Other Stories by Ann Packer. A book I’m pretty sure I bought after I read her bestselling novel, the Dive from Clausen’s Pier.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. Wolves, woods and cold climate. I think that’s perfect for the upcoming hot months!

The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve. It’s been a long time since I’ve read anything by this author and I have several of her books on my stacks.

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson. The story of two sisters growing up under the care of a grandmother and aunts.

The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula Le Guin. I’ve been meaning to read this forever. I’ve heard it’s wonderful.

Innocence by Penelope Fitzgerald. A novel about a young woman’s love affair set in Italy after WWII.

Vera by Elizabeth von Arnim. A vulnerable young woman, a dashing widower and an isolated country home.

Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Set in India in the 1920s and about the life of a woman trying to buck social constraints. I am almost positive I bought this book for a book group read selection back in the 90s!

Syllabus by Lynda Barry. I’ve enjoyed several of her books and think this will be a great book to spark creativity.

I’ve got quite the variety of books and yes, most are relatively short books so I hope to make a dent of my piles. Are you joining in the summer reading challenge? Have you read any of these books? Let me know if there’s one I should move to the top of the pile!

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