Last week I posted here at Readerbuzz:
It’s time once again for the 20 Books of Summer, hosted by 746 Books. This year the event will be kicking off on Wednesday 1 June and finishing on Thursday 1 September. If you want to join in, just take the Books of Summer image, and pick your own 10, 15, or 20 books you would like to read. Post the link to your choices in the post’s comments here.
I am tentatively planning to read:
1. Mrs. Bridge by Evan Connell
2. The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat
3. The Thurber Carnival by James Thurber
4. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin
5. How the Light Gets in: Writing as a Spiritual Practice by Pat Schneider
6. The Book of Hope by Jane Goodall
7. Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells by Helen Scales
8. A Paris All Your Own edited by Eleanor Brown
9. Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
10. An Omelette and a Glass of Wine by Elizabeth David
11. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant
12. An Astronomer in Love by Antoine Laurain
13. Vango: Between Sky and Earth by Timothee de Fombelle
15. Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse
16. Cuore (Heart) by Edmondo de Amicis
17. Food Americana: The Remarkable People and Incredible Stories Behind America's Favorite Dishes by David Page
18. Complete Stories by Franz Kafka
19. Writing Wild: Women Poets, Ramblers, and Mavericks Who Shape How We See the Natural World
20. The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese
• “Commemorating El Camino Real de los Tejas” – Tom Byrd, Past President of El Camino Real de Los Tejas National Historic Trail Association
• “Vernon & Florence Merriam Bailey” – David J. Schmidly, Biologist and Professor, Past President of Texas Tech University and Oklahoma State University
• “Regenerative Ranching in the Native Prairies of Texas” – Casey Wade, President and CEO, Dixon Water Foundation
• “Black Indians: The Lost Culture” – Dr. Lisa Uhlir, Professor of Government, Tarrant County College
Some of the things we often talk about at the Sunday Salon:
- What was your week like?
- Read any good books? Tell us about them.
- What other bookish things did you do?
- What else is going on in your life?
My linkup for Sunday Salon is below.