Oh, how I love living in denial. Ignorance is truly bliss! I still do not accept that the summer is officially over and my upcoming vacation in Crete helps to keep that notion going.
The same as for the last few years I took part in the 20 books of summer challenge hosted by Cathy at 746books. I got to 19 books which, given my reading slump this year I still consider a success. It was a varied reading experience this quarter, to say the least. Including fiction, crime, short stories, essays, non-fiction, and my first graphic novel.
The subject matter ranged from Oscar Wilde’s views on Utopia, through trees, the search of happiness, Greek mythology, race, time, works of art, libraries to multiple killings. I traveled far and wide and that’s what I love reading for. It spices up the daily life!
What was your favorite book in the third quarter?
50. Transcription – Kate Atkinson
49. I Know What I Am. The Life and Times of Artemisia Gentileschi – Gina Siciliano (r)
48. The Hidden Life of Trees – Peter Wohlleben
47. My Cleaner – Maggie Gee
46. The Crow Trap – Ann Cleeves
45. The Geography of Bliss – Eric Weiner
44. The Hanging Garden – Ian Rankin
43. A Tale for the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki
42. Rosy & John – Pierre Lemaitre
41. The Bayeux Tapestry – Pierre Bouet, Francois Neveux
40. My Sister, the Serial Killer – Oyinkan Braithwaite (r)
39. The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison (r)
38. The Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde
37. On Library – Umberto Eco (r)
36. The Outsider – Stephen King (r)
35. Jokes for the Gunmen – Mazen Maarouf (r)
34. Circe – Madeline Miller (r)