Summer 2022 Wrap-Up
Remember when I used to do a monthly wrap-up and then I went back to work and had less time to read......well that. But I do like a wrap-up so going forward I figure I would do this at the end of each season. It's a lovely way to think about the last few weeks and feel grateful for all the jolly good books we've been reading.
This summer we went to the Triathlon in Leeds, celebrated our wedding anniversary on Ilkley Moor (Bah t'at). Our village has been very busy with a street party over the jubilee weekend, Open gardens which showcased some amazing gardeners and their beautiful and creative gardens and the world's hardest pub quiz to raise funds for the Fisherman's Mission. Last Monday the annual hog roast took place and was immense fun.
There were birthday celebrations aplenty and we had some very special visitors. We also attended a book launch for a wonderful children's book written by a very talented chap indeed.
Books Read and Reviewed over Summer
- The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
- The Summer Without You by Karen Swan
- Falling by T.J. Newman
- Death in a Strange Country by Donna Leon
- Beach House Summer by Sarah Morgan
- The Everygirl's Guide to Diet and Fitness by Maria Menounos
- Ascension by Oliver Harris
- Retreat to the Spanish Sun by Jo Thomas
- A Special Relationship by Douglas Kennedy
- Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- The Anonymous Venetian by Donna Leon
Year to date
Having said I wasn't going to do another Goodreads challenge, I did end up signing up to read 50 books this year. I'm 33 books read so far.
I'm going to plump for the Karen Swan - The Summer Without You. It was close run between Douglas Kennedy and the Taylor Jenkins Reid.
5 Star Reads
The Summer Without You and I also gave 5 stars to the Maria Menounos book because it had such sensible advice for normal people.
Big Read Challenge
At the start of my blog, I set myself the task of re-reading the BBC Big Read List from 2002. It's not going well......I've read 20 out of the 100.
To be Read
I've just done a quick tot up and its 44. Heck that's a lot. My first post in Autumn will about my TBR pile.
Looking Forward to
It's going to be all things Autumn - crips walks, pumpkin spiced drinks, cosiness, starting my German again. And a holiday to beautiful Edinburgh with my husband and in the most random thing ever - seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger do a Q&A. Yes, you read that right!
I hope summer has been brilliant for you and you've enjoyed lots of lovely reads.