Here we are! My fifth year in Cathy’s at 746 Books annual summer challenge. This one quite unique given we’re all still at least in semi-lockdown as the COVID-19 virus rages across the world. The world and our lives have become a bit smaller, with no access to far and wide travel, but books and the Internet remain our amazing windows to the world. Here’s the link to Cathy’s master post, so you can how things work at the source and see who else takes part. Also here you can see Cathy’s list for 2020.
I will follow my tradition, driven by my fear of commitment, and not share a list of what I’ll be reading upfront. It will, however, grow here as I go. I can already guarantee that the reviews will be delayed, as I had a backlog the resulted in now having posts scheduled till mid-July, so the 20 Books of Summer reviews will only show up after that date.
As I write this on 31 May, I just started reading A Crime in the Neighborhood by Suzanne Berne, and I’m pretty sure I won’t finish it today, so it will become the first of the 20. Then the choice will most probably come from the shelves you can see below, that stack majority of the books I happily bought and did not read yet. As you can also see the uncontrolled buying of books wreaked some havoc into my earlier rigorous color order. But honestly who cares?