20 Books of Summer

I decided to participate in 20 Books of Summer hosted by Cathy at 746 Books. I am not a fast reader and 20 seems a bit daunting. However, I can see myself reading a lot of books this summer and as Cathy says, you can go for 10 or 15—the point is to have fun and it WAS fun gathering up all the books to choose from! I will try and read as many of these as I can between June 1 and September 1 and we’ll see what happens. I will claim right here, right now: The final total, whatever it may be, will be a win 🙂

Maybe I’ll see you there?!!

So here is my list:

  1. Otherlands: A Journey Through Earth’s Extinct World’s, Thomas Halliday
  2. Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction, Michelle Nijhuis
  3. Mere Christianity, CS Lewis
  4. The Cloud of Unknowing, Anonymous
  5. Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel, Thomas Keating
  6. Grave Goods, Arianna Franklin
  7. Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda
  8. The Angel’s Game, Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  9. The Snow Leopard, Peter Matthiessen
  10. Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet, Thich Nhat Hanh
  11. The War in the Air, HG Wells
  12. A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway
  13. My First Summer in the Sierra, John Muir
  14. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard
  15. Sweet Thursday, John Steinbeck
  16. The Innocents Abroad, Mark Twain
  17. Magic Lessons, Alice Hoffman
  18. Mansfield Park, Jane Austen
  19. The Golden Calf, Helene Tursten
  20. Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of CS Lewis, Michael Ward