Do you know what books you're going to read this summer? I hope you consider reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Why? Because Austenprose has a fun little project in the works called Pride and Prejudice Without Zombies. I haven't participated in all the read-alongs they've hosted in the past, but I did have great fun with Northanger Abbey and Lady Susan. And I'd definitely like to participate in this one! So please consider joining in the fun!!!
One book I'll be reading--if all goes well--is Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. I have the Richard Pevear/Larissa Volokhonsky translation. I'm participating in The Classics Circuit, Imperial Russian Literature tour. The tour runs from June 21 - July 16. My tour date is June 29th.
I have also found one summer reading challenge. It is hosted by A Southern Daydreamer Reads. If you know of other summer challenges, please let me know in the comments!
Next weekend I'll be participating in MotherReader's 48 Hour Reading Challenge. I'm still trying to decide which books I want to read for that. The problem is if I start looking too closely at the books I might want to read, I'll read them before the challenge starts!
What I've Reviewed This Week:
Diary of Pelly D. by L.J. Adlington. 2005. HarperCollins. 288 pages.
Grace. Elizabeth Scott. 2010. September 2010. Penguin. 208 pages.
No Will But His. A Novel of Kathryn Howard. Sarah A. Hoyt. 2010. April 2010. Penguin. 352 pages.
Doctor Thorne. Anthony Trollope. 1858. 639 pages. (Oxford World's Classic, 1981)
Hester. Paula Reed. 2010. February 2010. St. Martin's Press. 308 pages.
The Last Christian. David Gregory. 2010. Waterbrook Press. 416 pages
A Matter of Character. Robin Lee Hatcher. 2010. May 2010. Zondervan. 352 pages.
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Mo Willems. 2003. Hyperion. 40 pages.
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! by Mo Willems. 2004. Hyperion. 40 pages.
The Pigeon Wants A Puppy. Mo Willems. 2008. Hyperion. 40 pages.
More, More, More. Vera B. Williams. 1990. HarperCollins. 32 pages.
Oh the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss. 1990/2010. Random House. 56 pages.
Cinderella. Max Eilenberg. Illustrated by Niamh Sharkey. 2008. Candlewick Press. 56 pages.
The Phoenix and the Carpet. E. Nesbit. 1904. 224 pages.
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Anne Bronte. 1848. 496 pages.
Pamela. Samuel Richardson. 1740/1801. (Penguin) 540 pages.
Fire Will Fall. Carol Plum-Ucci. 2010. May 2010. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 485 pages.
A Hopeful Heart. Kim Vogel Sawyer. 2010. June 2010. Bethany House. 352 pages.
Anna Karenina. Leo Tolstoy. Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. 2004, this translation. Penguin. 864 pages.
What I Hope To Begin/Finish Soon:
A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer. 2010. June 2010. Bethany House. 352 pages.
Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico by Lena Nelson Dooley. 2010. May 2010. Summerside Press. 320 pages.
Maid to Match. Deeanne Gist. 2010. June 2010. Bethany House. 368 pages.
Wayfarer by R.J. Anderson. 2010. June 2010. HarperCollins. 304 pages.
Perchance to Dream. Lisa Mantchev. 2010. May 2010. Feiwel & Friends. 352 pages.
My Life With the Lincolns. Gayle Brandeis. 2010. March 2010. Henry Holt. 256 pages.
© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews
Saturday Review of Books: July 26, 2014
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