Friday, June 1, 2018

Summer Reading Plans

The time has come to think about summer reading and, as usual, I have big plans that will likely never come to fruition. Still, the joy is in the planning, right?

First, I really want to pair a reading of the recent Henry David Thoreau: A Life (Laura Dassow Walls) with a reread of Walden (which I LOATHED in high school but have a feeling I will appreciate much more now) and a first time through The Fledgling by Jane Langton. At 600+ pages, the biography could take most of the summer!

Then I want to reread Three Men in a Boat and first read Three Men on the Bummel for the Back to the Classics Challenge, paired with a reread of To Say Nothing of the Dog. This could very well also lead to a reread of Connie Willis' entire time travel series -- and that would take the rest of the summer!

Not to mention the summer reading shelf I created from my TBR ... Oh! And I also want to keep going with my Amelia Peabody rereads. I did the first one recently on audiobook and it was a lot of fun! Hopefully we don't have the intense, smoky wildfires up here in the Pacific Northwest that we had last year and I'll be able to sit outside with a book as often as I want.

What books are you planning on reading this summer?

Listing and sharing,


  1. Perfect! I too have been wanting to re-read To Say Nothing of the Dog, ever since I re-read Doomsday Book a while back. I lost my copy somewhere so I have to remember to put it on hold at the library...

    1. It was actually your Doomsday Book reread that has put me in the mood to reread the whole set of books. They are just SO well written!

  2. My summer list is still growing, and what I want to read first keeps changing. (Like now I kind of want to read that Thoreau biography.) :D

    1. Haha! There are always more books, aren't there? I was thinking about adding to this post even after I wrote it. :)