Books from my Summer Days


Rocks and water by E.A. Schneider

Rocks and water by E.A. Schneider

Hello, dear pond readers! I’ve been blazing through my reading list this year and I’ve managed to make a surprising amount of progress. I have already filled the pages of one reader’s journal and have begun a second journal to see me through to 2016.

In rough chronological order, here is my list of 2015 books so far:

  1. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  2. The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin
  3. Ubik by Phillip K. Dick
  4. A Knot in the Grain by Robin McKinley
  5. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  6. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  7. The Story of the Treasure-Seekers by Edith Nesbit
  8. The Man in the High Castle by Phillip K. Dick
  9. Moon Over the Back Fence  by Esther Carlson
  10. The Stepsister Scheme  by Jim C. Hines
  11. Nova by Samuel R. Delaney
  12. Star Trek Vanguard #1: Harbinger by David Mack
  13. Around the World in 72 Days and Other Writings by Nellie Bly

    Ferns by E.A. Schneider

    Fiddleheads by E.A. Schneider

  14. Ready Player One  by Ernest Cline
  15. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  16. Thirteen at Dinner by Agatha Christie
  17. Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie
  18. Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie
  19. Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie
  20. Tuesday Club Murders  by Agatha Christie
  21. The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah and “Agatha Christie”
  22. Cradle in the Grave by Sophie Hannah
  23. Fatal Enquiry by Will Thomas
  24. Codex Born by Jim C. Hines
  25. The Eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde
  26. Postcards from No Man’s Land by Aidan Chambers
  27. More Valley Cats: Fun games and new friends by Gretchen Preston
  28. Mangaboom by Charlotte Pomerantz
  29. Something Rich and Strange by Patricia McKillip
  30. Growing Up Lutheran: What does this mean? by Janet Letniss Martin
  31. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  32. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  33. Macbeth by Shakespeare

Hopefully sooner rather than later I will start posting capsule reviews of each of the above. Overall, I’ve been very pleased with all of them. My goal on Goodreads was 40 books this year and I’m hopeful that I’m going to make it. How about you, dear readers? Where are you at in your reading ambitions for the year? Leave a comment below and thanks for stopping by the pond!

Feather left behind by E.A. Schneider

Feather left behind by E.A. Schneider

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3 thoughts on “Books from my Summer Days

  1. Well done!! Nice mix–particularly your Dame Agatha choices and, as you know, we love Jane Austen. You’ve read her most mature offerings, I think, which is quite refreshing, since so many people simply re-read P & P over and over again; which is fine, but…. Toad, (of “Toad and Frog are Friends”) asks me to also commend you for your feather find. Our sand hill cranes left us (alas) but did leave a feather for us to remember them. Our wildflowers are thriving; and, Penny, Trudy and the girls ask us to send you their best regards. We have our WWF designation and have had it for some time (as you know), now all we need is the courage to post our signs, since locals long ago informed us that there’s a good chance our signs would be used as target practice. sigh. Otherwise, things in the shire seem to be as one might expect. Hugs, us.

    • Thank you! I am glad you approve my reading mix and my pictures. I think the feather belonged to a blue jay but I am not certain. I’m glad that the shire is filled with creatures, flowers, and the happy subjects of Penny and Trudy. Thanks for stopping by the pond, Momfrog, big big hugs!

  2. Sir Toad agrees that you did indeed spot a blue jay feather!! Huzzah!! (You will recall that once upon a time he was a boyscout toad so he does understand a bit about feathers…) Hugs–wishing we once again were at a pond filled with muskrat and fish, (but no pike, please)– Ribbits always, Momfrog postscript: Toad and I have yet to discover our magical powers, although we do keep hoping that the universe will inform and empower us…You will be the first to know when or if anything comes to us. Until then, looking forward to September and we are struggling to train…

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