Tuesday, June 11, 2024

My Summer "Priority TBR" List

Inspired by all of your 20 Books of Summer lists, I've decided to put together a priority TBR list of my own. It consists of ten books I'd like to read by the end of Labor Day Weekend. Rather than joining a challenge, I'm formulating a reading plan. Though I may not get to them all, there will at least be a direction to my reading.


Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
(in progress)

Horse by Geraldine Brooks
(in progress)

Olga Dies Dreaming by Xóchitl González

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Long Island by Colm Tóibín

How to Read a Book by Monica Wood

September by Rosamunde Pilcher

The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

Dust Child by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

Fresh Water for Flowers by Valérie Perrin

The Half Moon by Mary Beth Keane
Wellness by Nathan Hill
North Woods by Daniel Mason

Sunday, June 9, 2024

May Reading Wrap-Up and A List of June Possibilities

Hello, friends. It's June and summer is here. We spent several days in Manhattan this past week and one of the highlights was enjoying a beautiful sunset from our daughter's Upper West Side rooftop. I especially loved watching the lights come on in all those buildings as darkness descended... quite a sight! Also on our agenda was a visit to a local indie bookstore, walking in Central Park, taking in a museum or two, and a few great restaurants. I love New York City!

We're well into the month now, but it just occurred to me that I never posted a May reading wrap-up... probably because I read so little last month! Between finishing up Florida repairs, packing, our road trip north, and then unpacking here in CT, I only finished three books.


classic novel, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
fiction, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Sipsworth by Simon Van Booy
new release fiction, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
*May favorite

JUNE READING POSSIBILITIES                                             

Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
nonfiction, currently reading

Horse by Geraldine Brooks 
fiction, currently reading 

Olga Dies Dreaming by Xóchitl González 
June selection MMD book club, fiction

Long Island by Colm Tóibín
new release, fiction 

How to Read a Book by Monica Wood
new release, fiction

Also in June//
June is a busy travel month for us. We started the month with the trip to NYC. This week I'll make a quick trip to central NY for an early Father's Day visit before our daughter and son-in-law come to spend Father's Day weekend with us. Later in the month we'll travel to Pittsburgh for a bridal shower for our daughter, and finally a graduation party for my nephew in the Philadelphia area. Perhaps my list of reading possibilities is a little too optimistic!

Inspired by all of your 20 Books of Summer lists, I've decided to put together a "priority TBR list" of ten books I'd like to read before Labor Day Weekend. I don't know if I'll get to them all, but it's always good to have a plan, right? Look for that post on Tuesday.

What was your favorite book last month? Do you have any special plans for June?

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