July 27, 2017

August 2017 TBR

I'm pretty sure I'm only writing this out of habit. After I blew last month's TBR out of the water, I have no delusions that I will get much of this one read, either. But anyway, here we are, so let me make something up.

Lillian Boxfish

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney - This is the book club book for August. I'm pretty excited because I already own it, so I don't have to deal with library hold lists curtailing my reading. On New Year's Eve 1984, Lillian Boxfish goes for a walk around New York City. She is as old as the century and during the '30's she was a mover and shaker in the marketing world. This book is called A Love Letter to New York. She walks around and reminisces on how it used to be and marvels at the changes. Doesn't it sound fun?

Fierce and Subtle Poison

A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry - This is a Sequoyah Award Nominee, so I've got that coming to me ASAP. And since my Sequoyah choice for last month failed, I've also got this one coming to me just in case my first choice turns out to be a dud:

Steep and Thorny Way

The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Stevens - They both have interesting covers, so we'll see what's inside.

The Revenant

The Revenant by Sonia Gensler - This is a historical fiction YA novel about (according to the subject tags on the title page) Cherokee Indians, Oklahoma, Tahlequah, and Haunted Places. Squee! Also, I have got approval to go to the Oklahoma Teen Book Convention in October, and this author is going to be there. So I've loaded the ebook onto my phone, because all the regular books were checked out.

OH gosh, now what? I'm feeling in the mood for non-fiction. And Lord knows I own a ton of it. Maybe the heat of August would be a good time to read about Russia? I've got lots of books about that. Well, 3.

Family Romanov

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming - This one seems like a likely candidate. It's not too large, but it might have just enough chills to make me feel cooler when it's 110 outside.

So that's five books, but I have no delusions that I will read all or any of them. I hope I read the Lillian Boxfish one, though. I'm looking forward to that.

What do you have planned for August reading?