I probably don’t need to sign-up for any additional reading events since I joined Austen In August, AND Summer of the Canadian Short Story, but here I go again!
WAR AND PEACE READ-ALONG
The War and Peace read-along hosted by Rincey Reads and Adultish Books on YouTube during the month of August will be my first foray into the world of booktubers. I will only follow the discussion and not the reading schedule since I’ve decided to read Tolstoy’s epic slowly without any deadlines (and there’s no way I’ll finish it in a month anyway).
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE READ-ALONG
The Pride and Prejudice read-along hosted by Wensend and The Book Musings is the perfect complement to Lost Generation Reader’s Austen In August event. I will probably also watch the BBC’S Pride and Prejudice from 1995 with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. I know you’ll gasp, but I’ve never watched the series in its entirety before!
BEAT THE HEAT READATHON
The Beat the Heat Readathon hosted by Phantasmic Reads and Novel Heartbeat runs from August 11th to September 1st which is perfect because I’m on vacation the week of the 11th. So that’s one week of hardcore reading, followed by any catch-up the following two weeks. There will be mini-challenges and a grand prize giveaway, so it should be fun!
Books I aim to read are:
War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy (let’s see where I get)
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Life After God by Douglas Coupland
Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín
…. whatever else drops into my lap.
I purposely picked a few super short books to help me keep things moving along.
REMAINS OF THE DAY READ-ALONG
I just heard about this Random House Canada read-along for The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro and think I might sign up (because I’m out of control)!
IN OTHER NEWS …
I’m still reading The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis.
Are you joining any of these events? What are your reading plans for August?