It's the last day of August so the Summer Reading Challenge officially comes to an end. Here are the books I intended to read this summer, and pictured above are the books I actually read this summer.
Deafening - Frances Itani
Close Range: Wyoming Stoires - Annie Proulx (not pictured)
Peace Like a River - Leif Enger
Flu - Gina Kolata
Vernon God Little - DBC Pierre
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
The Flower Master - Sujata Massey
Geisha of Gion - Mineko Iwasaki
The Fourth Bear - Jasper Fforde
The Floating Girl - Sujata Massey
I Am No One You Know: Stories - Joyce Carol Oates
Black Water - Joyce Carol Oates
Kitchen - Banana Yoshimoto
I did read 6 books from my original list of 10, plus I read 2 Joyce Carol Oates books as my Bonus read. This last month I just haven't been in the mood for long books, and the remaining 4 from my list were all rather long. Probably why I kept putting them off even at the beginning of the challenge. But especially in August, the heat seemed to affect my attention span so instead I reached for fun and/or short reads that weren't on my list.
I'd rather wait though and read the other books when the mood is right since, as you know, being in the right mood for a book can sometimes mean the difference between loving it, or hating it.
Of the 6 books from my challenge that I did read, my favourite was Deafening, closely followed by Geisha of Gion. None of the books I've read this summer have been bad though so no complaints here.
Thanks to Amanda for setting up the Summer Reading Challenge and inviting us to join her.