Sunday, July 12, 2020

Quarter 2 Wrap UP and July - September Reading List

Well Quarter 2 didn't go quite as planned for reading for me.  I just think too much stress during isolation and then the stress of everything to relearn and do for reopening the dayhome just made it so that I did a lot more playing of computer games than I did reading.  Out of 16 books I had chosen (a couple of which rolled over from the 1st quarter), I only read 8.  I DNF'd one.  I just couldn't get into the writing style.  Out of 4 from the library I only read one.  It was ok and I just didn't feel like finishing the series.  Out of the ones I did read most were good, with one a disappointment and 2 were excellent surprises.  My favorites of the quarter were "The Dream Daughter" by Diann Chamberlain and "Unshaken" by Francine Rivers.

Hopefully, this 3rd quarter will bring more reading motivation!  You can find my April - June Reading List here.  I have highlighted the ones I finished.  And all reviews are here.  

So for my July - September Reading List things have changed a bit as review books are no longer available t me.  A fact that breaks my heart!  But it's not like I don't have other choices!  I have chosen the following: 

GOAL:  1 book a month from my box of longest owned and unread books :

          -Never Change by Elizabeth Berg (carried over)
          -The Scroll by Grant R Jeffrey and Alton L. Gansky
           -Outside the Lines by Amy Hatvany   DNF'D
          -The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd          

GOAL:  2 books per month from my own more recent piles:

           -The Secret Wife by Gil Paul (carried over)
           -The Shape of Family by Shilpi Somaya Gowda (carried over)
          -Distant Echoes (Aloha Reef Series) by Colleen Coble
          -Black Sands (Aloha Reef Series) by Colleen Coble
          -Dangerous Depths (Aloha Reef Series) by Colleen Coble
          -Midnight Sea (Aloha Reef Series) by Colleen Coble

GOAL:  1 book per month from library TBR:

          -A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
          -Day After Night  by Anita Diamont
          -The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

GOAL:  1 novella each month from Lineage of Grace series for personal devotion:

          -Unspoken (Bathsheba) by Francine Rivers (carried over)
          -Unafraid (Mary) by Francine Rivers (carried over)

GOAL:  finish 1 audiobook
          - Liturgy of the Ordinary-Sacred Practices in Everyday Life by Tish Harrison Warren 

      Bonus:  Also finished Unglued by Lisa TerKeurst

Fingers crossed I can whip thru these this summer!