Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Reading Envy 188: TBR Explode and SUMMER READING

On this bonus episode, Jenny reports on the first quarter of her TBR Explode project (now on its second year) and announces this year's Reading Envy Summer Reading Challenge! It's almost May, so it's almost summer, depending on how you define it. Please let me know what you are reading for your summer reading by using the hashtag #readingenvysummerreading - yes I left the challenge part out but it's long enough.

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Books discussed:

Kept on TBR but did not finish

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Talking to Girls About Duran Duran by Rob Sheffield

Went ahead and read 

The River Gods by Brian Kiteley
The Madonnas of Echo Park by Brando Skyhorse
Beginner’s Greek by James Collins
A Brief History of Time by Shaindel Beers
Unformed Landscape by Peter Stamm

Tried and abandoned 

The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
Heart of Lies by M.L. Malcolm
My Empire of Dirt by Manny Howard
Wonder by Hugo Claus
The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker
Kings of the Earth by Jon Clinch
The Story of a Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer
Two Marriages by Phillip Lopate
What is Left the Daughter by Howard Norman
The Bible Salesman by Clyde Edgerton
Lush Life by Richard Price
In the Kitchen by Monica Ali
The Grift by Debra Ginsberg
My Father’s Tears and Other Stories by John Updike
Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk
A Good Fall by Ha Jin
The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Sansom
The Widower’s Tale by Julia Glass
The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman
Cheese Making by Rita Ash
The Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald
Country Driving by Peter Hessler
The Big Short by Michael Lewis

Other mentions:

The Last Policeman series by Ben H. Winters (The Last Policeman is book 1)
Dublin Murder Squad series by Tana French (In the Woods is book 1)
Tana French - Book Riot recommended order
The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante (My Brilliant Friend is book 1)

Related episodes:

Episode 024 - The Attention of Humanity with guests Seth Wilson and Barret Newman
Episode 149 - TBR Explode! (2019)
Episode 158 - TBR Explode 2 (2019)
Episode 168 - TBR Explode 3 (2019)
Episode 169 - Simulacrum with Jon Sealy  
Episode 174 - Cozy Holiday Reads and TBR Explode 4 (2019)

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