Welcome to the 11th year of SummySeries, my totally made up summer reading challenge that helps me make it through the awfulness of heat and humidity. I try to pick a theme each year, to keep it fun and this year, it’s:
I have 1,394 books on my TBR-list. It’s past the point of ridiculousness. This summer, I’ll let a random number generator select my reads, one at a time, so I’m constantly surprised.
A few caveats:
If I select something like Moby Dick, I’m picking again. It takes me a long time to get through classics, which defeats the purpose of SummySeries: reading all the books, all the time.
If I select a series, I may pick again. If it’s 2 or 3 books, no big deal, but if it’s a set of dozens of cozy mysteries, that’s not feasible in a few months.
If it’s an upcoming book, I obviously can’t read it unless I learn time-travel. It’ll be easier just to pick again.
Or will it???
I either read it or delete it. I add anything that sounds interesting at the moment, but if it’s no longer appealing, it’s gone.
Otherwise, the only real rule of SummySeries is to stay inside with the a/c and read a lot.
Non-fiction about the hunt for a man-eating tiger in a remote Russian village.
Hmm…am I being haunted by Tolstoy’s ghost?
I’ll post an update in a few weeks about how it’s going. And if I’m feeling extra ambitious at the end of the summer, I’ll post a breakdown of the genres, etc. Because I am a nerd.