My summer reading list

I have a problem. There’s a word for it in Japanese that I’ve considered getting a tattoo of at some point. The word is tsundoku (積ん読), which means acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one’s home without reading them.

I don’t know how many books I own and I don’t know how many of them I haven’t read yet. The fact that I own both a Kobo and a Kindle makes it even harder to count. But I want to start tackling the problem and so over the next two months, I am challenging myself to finish the following 20 books that I own but haven’t read. I’ll track my progress here and we’ll see how close to 20 I get by the end of August.

Current tally: 5/20

  1. Changing Heaven by Jane Urquhart (re-read)
  2. Sarong Party Girls by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
  3. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
  4. The Princess Trap by Talia Hibbert
  5. Circe by Madeline Miller
  6. The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson
  7. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  8. Unmasked by the Marquess by Cat Sebastian
  9. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
  10. The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
  11. The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang
  12. There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon
  13. Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
  14. Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey
  15. The Woo-Woo by Lindsay Wong
  16. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
  17. Seduction by Karina Longworth
  18. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  19.  13 Ways of Looking at the Novel by Jane Smiley
  20.  Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire