It's Labor Day, so it's the last day of my Summer Reading List. You can review the titles here: http://booklikes.com/apps/reading-lists/643/summer-reading-list-2016.
It's always nine books, filling specific slots. Somehow, I generally manage to complete only eight of them. This year, the one that dropped out and will be carried over to 2017 was "Dr. Strange and Mr. Norrell." I had been saving it for Labor Day weekend but instead picked up M.L. Stedman's "The Light Between Oceans," because of the Alicia Vikander movie released last Friday. I do not regret that choice.
The standout book in the group for me was "The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes. It was a little jewel - just a few hours' reading time but into a perfectly crafted little human drama. I can't wait to read more from Barnes. Thanks to S. for suggesting it.
Of course, I spread "War and Peace" over the whole summer, but now I have the humble-brag rights of completion, which I claimed here: http://carissagreen50.booklikes.com/post/1462207/finished-war-and-peace.
Thanks to B. for the loan of her personal copy of "Ready Player One." So much fun. Definitely written as a series of "set pieces" that border on pop culture cliche, but it works in that format.
Not much else to say right now. What did you read this summer that you'll remember through the years?