Mini Reviews (23) – 20 Books of Summer Challenge 2016 Wrap Up

The challenge ran June 1 – September 5, and was hosted by Cathy @ 746 Books. For my complete list, see my sign up post. For my other reviews, click here and here.

  1. Persuasion by Jane Austen
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    I’ve been looking forward to this re-read for a long time, and I was not disappointed. Anne and Captain Wentworth are mature leads, which I probably appreciate more now than in college.
  2. Lost in Austen: Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure by Emma Campbell Webster
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    Review – This was not on my original list, but when I found a copy for $0.50 I just had to read it immediately!
  3. Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    As she aged, Christie seemed to enjoy spoofing herself and Poirot. This makes for a fun, if outlandish, read.
  4. The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    A decent AC mystery. I enjoyed Jerry and Joanna, although I found the plethora of other village characters a tad confusing (some of them were so similar). I must admit that my favorite thing about this Miss Marple was the decided lack of Miss Marple (if it had been a Poirot, I would’ve complained no end!). This wasn’t on my original list, but I’ve been wanting to do a read-along with @maidensofmurder for awhile, so I took the opportunity in August.

20 Books of Summer Challenge 2016 Sign Up

My lovely friend Dagny @ Vauquer Boarding House brought this challenge to my attention last year. I enjoyed participating, so I’ve decided to sign up again! The challenge runs June 1 – September 5, and is hosted by Cathy @ 746 Books. Like Cathy, I’m going to stick with books that I actually own (I have so many that I want to read or re-read!):

  1. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  2. Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine
  3. A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen by Susannah Carson
  4. Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie
  5. Mrs. McGinty’s Dead by Agatha Christie
  6. After the Funeral by Agatha Christie
  7. Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie
  8. Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie
  9. Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie
  10. Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
  11. Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane by Suzanne Collins
  12. Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods by Suzanne Collins
  13. Gregor and the Marks of Secret by Suzanne Collins
  14.  Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins
  15. The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
  16. The Story Girl by L. M. Montgomery
  17. The Rook by Daniel O’Malley
  18. Stiletto by Daniel O’Malley
  19. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
  20. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker