One of the options in this challenge is to read by the following categories. While I’ve chose the option to just read and review any nonfiction, I thought as part of my half-way update I’d see how I’m doing on the categories without trying.
Total Nonfiction Books Read January 1 to June 30, 2022
1. Social History After the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport
2. Popular Science
4. Medical Memoir
8. Geography [I’m seeing Geography as set in another country] Girl From Lamaha Street (Guyana)
10. Wild Animals The Puma Years by Laura Coleman
12. Published in 2022 Valor by Dan Hampton
I have one more I’m currently reading that should be finished by the end of June, but I’ll leave it off.
20 Books of Summer
June 1, 2022 to September 1, 2022
Here is the link to my original 20 Books of Summer post with my list of possible books. I don’t like a set reading list–it gets to be like homework. So these are just possibilities.
Update from my possibilities list (link above):
- The School for German Brides arrived very early, so isn’t counted. Click to read my review.
- The Good Left Undone–DNF
- The No-Show–DNF for now–I got several audios in at the same time. This one didn’t make the cut, but I’ll try it again later.
- Entangled Life–DNF, but only because it took too much concentration for a commuting audio.
- Haven–I’m reading it from NetGalley right now.
Read For 20 Books of Summer
I only do challenges that allow using books in multiple challenges–it’s more fun that way.
- River of the Gods by Candice Millard–review coming soon
- Churchill’s Band of Brothers by Damien Lewis–review coming soon
- The Puma Years by Laura Coleman Click to read my review
- Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? by Seamas O’Reilly Click to read my review
- Mary Churchill’s War by Mary Churchill [Soames].Click to read my review
I will finish a few more before June ends.
Audio Book Challenge
Thanks to my long (2 hours+) commute, I listen to a ton of audio books!
I will finish a few more before June ends, but this is when the post fit in my blogging schedule!
Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
- The School for German Brides
- Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson
- Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne Du Maurier
- Mary Anne by Daphne Du Maurier
- Far Country by Nevil Shute
- Angels of the Pacific by Elise Hooper
- Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
- Under the Golden Sun by Jenny Ascroft
- River of Earth by James Still
- How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn
- The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed
I debate some books–if they were written as contemporary (like Spring Magic below or another older book that I’m reading now) are they historical fiction? Who knows! I’ve probably missed a book or two as well. I may finish one more before June ends.
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Vatican City.
- The Statement (France)
- The Sixteen Trees of the Somme (Norway)
- The Vintage Springtime Club (Germany)
- The Conclave (Vatican City)
- Small Things Like These (Ireland)
- The Secret Life of Albert Entwhistle (UK as one country)
Possibly one or two more countries by the end of June, depending on what I finish reading.
Countries: Ireland, Norway, Germany, Vatican City, France and UK**
** I don’t agree with the UK representing just one country. I see England, Scotland, Wales. and Northern Ireland as unique. My page. My rules.
- Spring Magic (Scotland)
- How Green Was My Valley (Wales)
- Sorrow and Bliss (England
- Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? (Northern Ireland)
Far Country by Nevil Shute
I found this challenge late, so I’m not off to a great start.
Coming up during the rest of the year
The next Classics Club Spin is a definite as is October’s 1929 Cub read. I’m not sure about the Aussie lit month this year, but the others should be a “go.” I haven’t put in a Christmas book challenge even though I enjoyed one last year that’s way too mood-driven to predict.