July 24, 2017

Goodreads Update 7/24/17

Oh dear. It seems I didn't do a Goodreads Update last month. So I've got a lot to share today. Best get started, because I added a metric ton of books to the list.

The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn - I have mentioned this before. This is a time travel fiction in which two researchers go back to 1815 to steal Austen's last unfinished manuscript.

The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett - My sister has read 2 of Lovett's books, including this one, and says they're great, so I've added it to my list.

Booked: Literature in the Soul by Karen Swallow Prior - At some point, I stumbled across a list of books about books that had some on it I hadn't read. This memoir is one of those books.

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry - I have heard wonderful things about this book, and it's cover is delish! so I had to add it to my list!

Reading Between the Lines by Gene Edward Veith, Jr. - Here is another book about books. This one purports to teach you how to read literature. We shall see.

Part of Our Lives: A People's History of the American Public Library by Wayne A. Wiegand - This book is about why people love libraries and how the library has survived when everyone said it would fail.

The List-Lover's Guide to Jane Austen by Joan Strasbaugh - Isn't it obvious why this is on the list?

A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales From the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year by Tom Nissley - This cover looks familiar to me. I feel like I may have this on my shelf. Or maybe I've picked it up before. Goodreads has no record of my having read it, so maybe I didn't finish it. Who knows. But I figure it's worth looking at again.

An Everywhere: A Little Book About Reading by Heather Reyes - While the author was undergoing cancer treatment, she decided to read whatever she wanted. Then she wrote about it. She talks about what reading means to us in our daily lives.

Where I'm Reading From by Tim Parks - This is another one I feel like I've come across before. Whatever. We'll see if I recognize it when I finally get to it.

A Reader's Delight by Noel Perrin - This looks familiar too. I think I had a bunch of these on my list before and then got burned out on extra-smart book books.

Bitch in a Bonnet: Reclaiming Jane Austen from the Stiffs, the Snobs, the Simps, and the Saps, Volume 1 by Robert Rodi - The title alone fills me with glee! And look, it's a volume 1!!!

The Woman Reader by Belinda Jack - This sounds a lot like the book I read at the beginning of the year called Women Who Read are Dangerous. That one was about art, but this one tells the story of why women reading are subversive and controversial.

A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx by Elaine Showalter - This is a compendium of women writers from throughout America's history.

Read Hard: Five Years of Great Writing From the Believer by Heidi Julavits - The Believer is an award-winning magazine, and this is a collection of essays and stories from its pages.

90 Classic Books for People in a Hurry by Henrik Lange - I love these silly little summaries of classics.

Frankly, My Dear, I'm Dead by Livia J. Washburn - This is a cozy mystery about a travel agent who encounters a problem when the actor playing Rhett Butler is murdered at a play plantation she has booked.

Joy of Reading by Charles Van Duren - Well, duh!

Start Here: Read Your Way into 25 Amazing Authors by Jeff O'Neal - O'Neal is the creator of BookRiot.com which I love. So of course I will read his book.

The Novel: A Biography by Michael Schmidt - Because everyone needs to read 1200 pages of words about novels.

A Book Addict's Treasury by Julie Rugg - Sounds delightful!

A Reader on Reading by Alberto Manguel - I have tried to read this before, but it had a lot of words on each page, and not much white space. I'm smarter, now. Maybe I can stick it out.

Jasmine and Stars: Reading More Than Lolita in Tehran by Fatemeh Kashavarz - This author is fighting the stereotype of Iran as a book desert.

Book Was There: Reading in Electronic Times by Andrew Piper - This seems to be just what it says. It's about reading books when everyone says books are dying.

Okay. That ends the section of books about books that I found from that list. I'm going to end this post here and finish the list of books on my Goodreads TBR in another post. I try not to overwhelm my readers with too much text. Which this probably is. And well, let's face it, the next one will be, too. Thanks for getting this far!!!