Let's see if I can make lightning strike twice. Here's what I'm going to try to read in August.
Firstly I'm going to finish:
American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson - This might be wishful thinking because it is over 600 pages, so you might be seeing this one for a few months.
The Round House by Louise Erdrich - This is the library book club book so this has to get done by August 5.
Next the ones that are for my Goodreads challenges:
Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford - Set in the 1920's and 1930's, it's about an orphan boy who thinks a movie actress is his mother. He and his friend leave the orphanage to find her.
The Jane Austen Illustrated Treasury by Rebecca Dickson - This is a fun little collection of letters and essays and stuff. It has envelopes with little notes and things tucked inside. Fun!
I have two book club books to read on top of the one I'm reading for the library meeting:
West With the Night by Beryl Markham - This is the memoir of the aviator and horse trainer and her life in Kenya in the 1920's and 1930's. I spy a trend of books set in this era. Hmmm.
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker - This the library book club pick for September which meets September 1, so I have to get it read in August. Another one that takes place in the early twentieth century.
And now for my TBR jar pull. Drum roll please:
- Opening Doors: Understanding College Reading by Joe Cortina and Janet Elder
I also have a few books on the way through the Mobius service I talked about it a previous post.
Buried in Books: A Reader's Anthology by Julie Rugg - I know nothing about this, but doesn't it sound heavenly?
Women Who Love Books Too Much: Bibliophiles, Bluestockings, and Prolific Pens from the Algonquin Hotel to the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Brenda Knight - Sounds like fun. Maybe. We'll see.
There are a few books I would like to try to get to for a minor Goodreads challenge. Even one of these would be excellent.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Beautiful Creature by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
Fables vol. 4 by Bill Willingham
The Borrower by Rebecca Makai
Hmm. Half of those are Young Adult novels. Another trend?
Ten books plus a few maybes. Can I do it?
What do you plan to read in August?