So back in June I posted about ‘Ten Books I Wanted to Read This Summer‘. I knew I wouldn’t get to all of them but I figured I’d get through a decent percentage of them.
What was I thinking? Ten was ridiculous. I can’t put that many books on a pile for a three month period. I could have read them but I could not have opted to read much of anything else. This is exactly why I stopped doing reading challenges. I have to have room for spontaneity in my reading to grab the book I spot or that a friend mentioned and plop it on the top of the TBR stack.
So of the ten books I listed in June, I read three
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
The Forsaken by Ace Atkins
After the Armistice Ball by Catriona McPherson
These are still on the TBR shelf:
The Redeemers by Ace Atkins
Brutality by Ingrid Thoft
A Symphony of Echoes by Jodi Taylor
Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner
Seven for A Secret by Lyndsay Faye
Doc by Mary Doria Russell
Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta
I still want to read them sooner rather than later but didn’t get to them yet.
I do like the idea of a seasonal list of Top Books I’d Like to Get To but clearly ten is a stupid number.
So from now on it’s going to be Five Books I Want to Read This (insert appropriate season).
And now (finally)
The Five Books I Want to Read This Fall
Doc by Mary Doria Russell
Doc by Mary Doria Russell – yep, carrying this one over because I’m feeling like I’m in the mood to read this one soon.
Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart
Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart – I won this one from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program and I’m looking forward to it.
The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry
The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry – I didn’t read this one when it first came out because it seemed like everyone on the planet was reviewing and raving about it at the same time and that usually doesn’t bode well for my reactions to a book. I think enough time has passed and I am still interested in reading it. There is also the added bonus that the last book on my What’s In a Name Challenge list is a book with a familial relation in the title and this one works.
Watchmen by Alan Moore
Watchmen by Alan Moore – I’ve never read it and I really want to
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Something by Maureen Johnson – this is where I need your help. I’ve followed her on Twitter for a long time and I even have a couple of her books on my shelf (The Name of the Star and it’s sequel) but I’m not sure which of her books I should read. If you’ve read any of her books, which would you recommend??
Hope you’re having a great weekend!!