Decoda’s Summer Reading – Tina Chau

Decoda’s Summer Reading – Tina Chau

Decoda’s Summer Reading – Tina Chau

Date posted: July 19, 2017

So many books, so little time.

With recommendations from friends, family, book reviewers, librarians and booksellers, my summer reading list keeps growing. I’ve already gathered more books than I can possibly read in two months. Here’s how I’m planning to tackle this:

  • Focus on fun. I love reading mysteries, so a large part of my summer reading will be mysteries.
  • Choose books that are reader friendly. I’ll pass for now on those with small print or more than 400 pages.
  • Make more time for reading books. In my case that means less screen time. (I’m still trying to learn to read while I knit; so far, results have been less than satisfactory.)
  • Don’t continue reading if it’s not enjoyable. I used to feel a bit guilty if I didn’t finish reading a book and then I discovered Nancy Pearl’s “Rule of 50”.

Here’s what I’m thinking of starting with (in no particular order):

  1. The Three Evangelists by Fred Vargas
  2. The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion
  3. We Should All be Feminists by Chimananda Ngozi Adichie
  4. Tumbled Graves by Brenda Chapman
  5. The Hidden Keys by Andre Alexis
  6. Death of a Ghost by M.C. Beaton
  7. Death in a Darkening Mist by Ilona Winshaw

My most anticipated summer read is Glass Houses by Louise Penny.  This latest addition to her Three Pines series featuring Inspector Gamache won’t be released until the end of summer, so I’ll have a bit of time to finish a few other books first.

What are you reading this summer? You’re invited to share your plans and recommendations on Decoda’s Facebook page. (I’m still adding to my reading list – it’s a good thing books keep!)

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