July Group Challenge 2020

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July Group Challenge 2020

Jun 17, 2020, 12:02am

For this month, read an author whose first name or surname starts with the same initial as yours. Maybe you can find an author who has both initials the same. Or even one whose first name or surname is the same as yours.

Our library reopened last week but we still cannot request books from other libraries. So whatever is on our library shelves is all we can borrow.
Has anyone else been able to get to the library yet?

Jun 17, 2020, 12:03am

I may finally get around to rereading some Jane Austen - even though she spells her name wrong! :)

Jun 17, 2020, 2:06am

My initials are IMP. I only have three "P" authors left on my TBR shelf, and Manuel Puig covers two of my three initials, so Heartbreak Tango makes the cut for the July challenge.

Jun 17, 2020, 7:57am

Our libraries won't open until mid-July, so I might not get my hands on an unread Elizabeth Bowen, but I do have Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton.

Jun 17, 2020, 11:05am

The only book in my possession that meets the criteria is Epitaph of a Small Winner by Machado de Assis. Apparently, not many MD's on the list, or at least I don't have access! And only one Marianne? (I really shouldn't be that surprised)

Jun 19, 2020, 5:36am

After further investigation, there are a few JMs - not sure if I will be able to find any of them though.

But I do have some J.M. Coetzee books on my shelf. As my initials are JCM, it is pretty close!

Jun 19, 2020, 5:13pm

There are quite a few authors on the list that I share initials of J. S. with but none that I have on my shelf. Therefore I am going to read The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, as we share the first two letters of the last name.

Jun 26, 2020, 5:13pm

I couldn't find any books by authors whose last name starts with B as mine does that would be available to me and that I wanted to read. However, I have managed to place a hold on a book by an author whose first name starts with W as mine does; maybe I will even be able to get it in July. (Interestingly almost all authors on the list whose first name starts with W are named William.)

Jul 25, 2020, 11:51am

I have completed my read of The Reader by Bernhard Schlink and found it to be a compelling read that I will be thinking about for some time.

Jul 25, 2020, 3:50pm

I am currently reading The Fan Man by William Kotzwinkle which is quite odd but makes me laugh. It's not very big which is also a plus.