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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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!

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  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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