20 Books Read

I’ve reached the halfway point in my utterly arbitrary 40-book reading challenge on Goodreads. This means that a) I’m halfway through and b) I’m 7 books ahead of where I should be.

Anyway, I finished Book 20 a few hours ago. Here is the lineup:

11. The Secret Daughter of the Tsar by Jennifer Laam—4 stars—Alternate Historical Fiction–Review

12. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen–4 stars–Classics

13. The Nazi Officer’s Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived The Holocaust by Edith Hahn Beer with Susan Dworkin–4 stars–Non-fiction/Memoir/WWII

14. A Shocking Delight by Jo Beverley–3 stars–Regency Historical Romance

15. Hazard by Jo Beverley–3 stars–Regency Historical Romance

16. Zero Sum Game by SL Huang–5 stars–Thriller/ Fantasy/Sci-fi–Review

17. Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring by Alexander Rose–Non-fiction/History/ Revolutionary War/TV tie-in–5 stars

18. The Turning of Anne Merrick by Christine Blevins–Historical Fiction/Romance/Revolutionary War–4 stars

19. Bridge of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris–Historical Fiction/WWII/Japanese internment–4 stars–Review

20. The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman–History/WWI–3 stars

8 thoughts on “20 Books Read

  1. I need to do more reading myself. This is a great way to remind us all how important it is to read! I take my shameful self away now and vow to read more books! I will make a list and commit. I promise.


  2. A college friend is reading 52 books this year in her challenge. I figured I could read 40! I don't usually read much when I'm writing and it shows once I'm done with the draft :-\\Would love to see your list, Diane.


  3. Thanks! I'm trying to expand the types of books I read as well–I usually wallow in historical romance and historical fiction land. Though The Guns of August took, like, two months for me to get through because it was dense.


  4. So jealous!! I think I've read two books since your last update. *hides face* Plus I'm adding a couple of these to my TBR list. Like Zero Sum Game. Omg, sounds sooo good!


  5. I'm still on one I started two months ago as well—it's a short story collection by Dorothy Parker and it might be book 21 if I don't finish Songs of Willow Frost first. I tend to read before falling asleep, like an old person 🙂


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