So this post is really for my own reference, a place where I can list the prompts I want to attempt for Carl's Venture Forth summer reading programme and the books I actually end up reading.
Some of his prompts I would like to fulfil:
A gift that was given to me: Once Upon a River - Diane Setterfield
A 2020 book purchase: Crossed Skis - Carol Carnac
A used bookstore find
A story that I have read before: Arabella - Georgette Heyer
A social media recommended book: The Village - Marghanita Laski
A recommendation from my husband
A non-fiction book: The Nine of Us - Jean Kennedy Smith
A checkout from the library: The Farm at the Edge of the World - Sarah Vaughan
So those are a few of Carl's prompts, but he encourages us to add a few of our own so these are mine:
A book set somewhere I have never been but would like to visit: Summer at the Lake - Erica James
A book connected to one of the world wars: To War With Whitaker - Hermione Ranfurly
A book of short stories
A book where travelling is heavily involved: The White Road Westwards - 'BB'
A book set in Cornwall
A book connected with the sea
A book about forests, woods, trees
A biography or autobiography: Jack: A Life Like No Other - Geoffrey Perret
A few possibilities:
I suspect somehow that not all of these categories will be filled in the two months available. There are, after all, 18 of them. But we'll see. The main thing is how much fun it will be trying.