Monday, July 3, 2017

July 2017 reading list

Well, the year is half over. How's your TBR list doing? I feel like I haven't made much more than a dent, but I think that's the deception created when one adds things to their TBR faster rate than one can read things from it. At any rate, I have a disproportionate number of long books left to read, and I'm trying to clean a few of those up this month. Also, I'm on a mission to read the books I want to read when I want to read them, so I have a couple of those on my reading list this month, too.

Here's what I plan to read in July...

Nonfiction & Memoirs

I'd had another book chosen for my "big" book this month, but I decided against it. It seemed too heavy--and not in a good way. So, I subbed in Anna and the King of Siam. Ever since seeing Anna and the King of Siam (I still haven't seen The King and I), I have wanted to read the book. So I borrowed a first edition copy from the library where I work (the only way to go, am I right?), and I'm ridiculously excited to begin. I don't know how to categorize this one; maybe fictionalized biography?

I've been in a memoir kick this summer, and I'm excited to read Trevor Noah's Born a Crime, about growing up in South Africa, as well as Richard Ford's Between Them, about the author's parents.

How to Read Literature Like a Professor has been on my radar since it came out in 2014, but just recently I added it to my list. The very next day, Anne Bogel talked about it on her podcast.

And I have been trying to fit in Anne Lamott's newest, Hallelujah Anyway, more writing about faith. Lamott becomes unbearable in years where the right wing controls the presidency, so I'm stealing myself for this one.

One of my goals for the year was to re-read Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. I thought high summer might be just about right for this one.

I've been meaning to get to Everyone Brave is Forgiven since the day it came out, so I'm finally going to tackle it on audio.

I'll also be listening to the third in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Morality for Beautiful Girls.
Poetry and "Other"

I have owned Poems to Read since it came out in 2002. I'm guess I'm such a rebel that when a book tells me to read it, I resist for 15 years until it's my idea.

I'll also be reading vol. 3 of the Ms. Marvel comics series, Crushed. Unfortunately, I've waited so long that I don't really remember what happened in vol. 2.
What are you reading this summer?

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