My last update for the Pop Sugar 2017 Reading Challenge was in April. Since that time, I’ve continued with my weekly readings over the summer and into this fall semester. So far, I’ve read 45 books and am working another one, so I feel like I’m in good shape for finishing the challenge by the end of the year. Truthfully speaking, I’m anxious to finish this list so that I can read some of the other books I’ve discovered since I started this challenge that I haven’t been able to fit into one of the Pop Sugar Challenge.
I asked Laurie Neuerburg for a recommendation for the “recommended by a librarian” category, and she recommended All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. It was amazing! And, by a weird coincidence, I chose The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer for the “book about food” category. These two paired well together as they both deal with experiences and events surrounding World War II. They have both given me a different perspective of the war and have encouraged me to further explore this time period.
I was able to finish the Lunar Chronicles with Winter by Marissa Meyer. It was for the “book with one of the four seasons in the title” category. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed the other three books and was glad to wrap up this series.
A few other notable readings from this summer include Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult and Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly. I haven’t seen the movie, so I expected the book to be a movie-like story. Although it was very interesting and informative, I found it to be a difficult “read,” so I had to listen to this one via Audible.
I only have seven books left to read to finish the challenge, so I can see the finish line!
What have you read this summer? Do you have any recommendations for my to be read list for after the challenge?