Ten Books on My Summer 2022 To-Read List

Summer 2022 Reading List

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Top Ten Tuesday

Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl invited us to share “ten books on my summer 2022 to-read list.” I tend to be a mood reader so this is more a list of possibilities than definite choices. I mostly compiled this post by planning for my reading challenges. I’ve indicated which challenge(s) those books are for.

Summer 2022 Reading List

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Lean, Mean Thirteen (Stephanie Plum series) by Janet Evanovich

Ghost Story (Dresden Files #13) by Jim Butcher

The Ramayana by Valmiki, adapted by R. K. Narayan (2022 Classics Reading Challenge, Books in Translation, Classics Club)

Paradise Lost by John Milton (2022 Classics Reading Challenge, Classics Club)

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Captain Nemo #1) by Jules Verne (Space Time Challenge, Books in Translation, Classics Club)

Heart of Iron (Heart of Iron #1) by Ashley Poston (Monthly Key Word Challenge)

Case Histories (Jackson Brodie #1) by Kate Atkinson (Monthly Key Word Challenge)

700 Sundays by Billy Crystal (Nonfiction Challenge)

The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking) by Katie Mack (Nonfiction Challenge)

Even As We Breathe by Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle (Southern Literature Challenge)

That’s my list! Have you read any of these? Which books are on your list? Link up every Tuesday at That Artsy Reader Girl!

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  1. I had Ashley’s book for a while, but honestly I cannot remember if I still do or not. It did always sound interesting. 🙂 Hope you enjoy ALL of these, and thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week. Apologies it took this long to visit here.

  2. What a wonderfully interesting and eclectic list! I recently got an annotated copy of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, so rereading that is in my future at some point. And one of these days, I’ll give the Dresden Files a try. Have a great reading summer, and I hope you get around to at least a few of these.

    1. I’ve never read 20,000 Leagues or seen (one of?) the movie so I’m excited to read it. I started my next Dresden Files book yesterday (#13). I highly recommend them up to #11. I wasn’t happy with #12 at all but I was in the minority. We’ll see if my issues persist into this one. Fingers crossed.

  3. I loved Heart of Iron so much!!! I’m not one to read Sci-Fi, but I loved it so much. Here is my post-https://paigesofnovels.wordpress.com/2022/06/28/top-ten-tuesday-books-on-my-summer-tbr/.

  4. Case Histories is fantastic — and if you don’t have time for the book, you could even try the superb TV adaptation! I see you have also picked up Ramayana, keen to find out what you think of it. For myself, I am picking up Heart of Iron from your list, “Anastasia meets Firefly” sounds amazing!

    1. I love Firefly so much! I wish it had gone on longer. I didn’t know that there was a TV adaptation of Case Histories. Thanks for telling me! We’ll see if I actually get to the Ramayana. It does fit one of my challenge prompts perfectly but I’m feeling a bit intimidated by it.

    1. Signing up for the Classics Club has encouraged me to really up my classics reading. It’s low pressure if you want to join in! There’s a link on my challenges page or it’s easily found with a Google search.

    1. It does sound a bit scary but hopefully the author points out that the end of everything should be a long way away, astrophysically speaking.

      Good point about Twenty Thousand Leagues! I hadn’t even thought of that.

  5. The Dresden Files…. When oh when am I finally going to get to them! Maybe I should just search on audible for the first one and get going.

    Case Histories draws my attention as well!

    Hope you get to all of these Jen.

    Happy TTT!

    Elza Reads

      1. I’ve only been doing Blog Tours since October so I am still quite in to them. I have decided that I need to slow down though as I have so many books of my own to read and like you say if you aren’t in the mood then it isn’t the same.

  6. Case Histories is great – although for me the series gets going really in book 2 of the series – it may be worth me rereading Case Histories having finished the others now!
    This is my summer to-read list.

  7. Ooh Twenty Thousand Lwagues- I read that one a few years ago. And Paradise Lost I’ve never read… I bet the Billy Crystal book is a good one too.

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