I like to assemble a summer reading list in late May, so I was gratified this morning to see that Amanda has already set up a blog for the second annual Summer Reading Challenge.
I put 21 books on last summer's list and after finishing Galapagos late last month, that list of unread books had been whittled down to eight. This year I'm listing a mere 15; if I get through more than that, then yay for me, but it's going to be a busy summer and I might as well be both practical and leave room for sudden whims.
My Southern Reading Challenge selections
The Unvanquished. William Faulkner
A Good Man is Hard to Find. Flannery O'Connor
Other Voices, Other Rooms. Truman Capote
My remaining Once Upon a Time Challenge selections
A Midsummer Night's Dream. William Shakespeare
The Ladies of Grace Adieu. Susanna Clarke
My Rebecca West Project next selection
The Thinking Reed
Robinson Crusoe. Daniel Defoe
Tristram Shandy. Laurence Sterne
Buddenbrooks. Thomas Mann
The Pesthouse. Jim Crace
The Beautiful Miscellaneous. Dominic Smith
The Maytrees. Annie Dillard
New Non Fiction
The Assault on Reason. Al Gore
And one of the remaining eight from last summer's list
A Dead Language. Peter Rushforth
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