I had high hopes for my summer reading when I posted my proposed summer reading list (here). I’m not a fast reader, so that was an optimistic list.
Of the eighteen books shown in that post, can you guess how many I actually read?
- D-99 by H.B. Fyfe
- Odd Man Out by Matt McCarthy
- Song of the Sky by Guy Murchie
- The Crimson Mask Omnibus by Norman Daniels
However, in addition to reading those four books, I did two things: 1) I read a bunch of other books, 2) I started, or already had started, a whole lot of books I still haven’t finished. What I did get read was:
3 Judge Dee books by Robert Van Gulik (mystery)
9 books by Anne McCaffrey (science fiction)
1 short story collection by Eric Wright (mystery)
1 new Louise Penny novel How the Light Gets In (mystery)
1 travel book by Ken Levine (non-fiction)
2 books on collecting books (non-fiction)
So I read twenty-one books, more than the eighteen I had planned, they were just different books, and several of them (to be honest) were much shorter than some of the big books I’d planned. More books, less pages. That’s how these reading plans go sometimes. Maybe next summer I’ll skip the reading list and just see if I can clear a few things off the nightstand.