My Reading List (AKA Books, Books and More Books)

As I have been saying and saying… I have been a reading fool although the words have not been coming out of my fingers in the form of reviews but that’s okay. I have reviews scheduled for the weeks ahead and I will focus on next week, this weekend. You ever do that? Schedule a bunch of stuff for a tour or because of a book’s release date and then find yourself with nothing for the very next week? I am not into memes so sometimes I have to improvise without boring you to tears. So, what do I do? Talk about what I am reading, what I plan to read and what I really need to get to out of guilt.

I am reading:

Emily Alone by Stewart O’Nan (sequel to Wish You Were Here)
The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (a re-read, almost done!)
Alien vs. Predator by Michael Robbins (poetry!)
The Moon and Sixpence by Somerset Maugham
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (a re-read for me, a wonderful book)
The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakmi (stories)

What I plan to read next:

Whatever You Love by Louise Doughty
Words Get in the Way by Nan Rossiter (Her new one! Really liked The Gin and Chowder Club)
The Adults by Alison Espach (not sure it’s my thing, but it’s a library check-out, renewed 4 times!)
The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones
The Savage Garden by Mark Mills (a friend has been begging me to read this)

What I really want to read, but haven’t gotten a copy of as of yet and they are not out yet:

The Twelve by Justin Cronin (he is killing me on FB with all of the mentions and here I sit, waiting)
In One Person by John Irving (requested it on Net Galley and my request sits, not approved, not denied, not anything)

What I really need to read since my daughter ruined my review copy with her bottle of water:

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

This all looks good in writing, but any reader knows that this could all change at the drop of a hat! I am heading to the library to return the 17 books my daughter checked out, and that could mean an entirely new haul for me.  I mean really, how can I avoid the New Books section? It’s just not going to happen. Why even try?


24 thoughts on “My Reading List (AKA Books, Books and More Books)”

  1. I seem to have a library problem too, and appearantly, I have 23 books checked out! Who knew? I mean, some of them are audios, but my hold list is as long as your arm too! I just can’t pass up books, even when they don’t belong to me 😉

    1. You notice that I only listed how much The Girl had, right? LOL. I have too many to count. My library lets you check out 50 books out at a time and sometimes I have to use two different accts to get everything I want.

  2. Looks like you have a great list of books, and I just found out that Stewart O’Nan will be at the Gaithersburg Book Festival in May! So excited, any questions you want asked, let me know.

    1. Nothing specific, but if he mentions his childhood at all I’d be interested in knowing if there was a dad in the house. He seems to really know how women think and many of his characters are very strong women. 

  3. I keep forgetting that The Twelve is coming out. I better go check on that. I see the person before me mentioned The Lifeboat. That is one that has been capturing my attention too. I think I’m going to have to buy it pretty darn soon!

  4. I have a library problem as well. They just increased our hold limit from 10 pp to 20 pp, and I use my card plus my husbands…LOL (I’ve have changed my ways and only try to use it for kids books or audio books lately, but still have 12 holds, and 6 items checked out.

    I am determined to give Cronin’s The Passage a second chance – quit at about 75 pages when it was first released. Glad u loved it.

  5. I’m addicted to my library! But it’s all good, right? I love listing my books to read and seeing how it all plays out!

  6. Yes, I do that all the time with my reviews, LOL!
    I requested the John Irving one a while ago too and same thing with me, no response of any kind. I actually have never read all the way through a John Irving novel… I read over half of The Cider House Rules years ago and never finished. I liked it, but for whatever reason I just never picked it back up. I do have A Prayer for Owen Meany here to read… I need to read it in the next couple weeks but it’s a first time read for me!

  7. I’ve been going between books too over here. I started something last week, then went to the library to bring in about 8-10 other books, and now I’m looking at them eagerly! Sigh…

  8. Oh my… you are living in my state of mind right now. I can’t get myself to sit and write a review…. but I’m reading.

    Sounds like you had a wonderful week off. Hope you survived re-entry… into the normal daily grind. 🙂

    1. I just finished Owen Meany at the gym today. It took me forever! It’s over 600 pages long and I don’t know what kind of a reader I was 20 years ago, but apparently, not a very good one. I read it a long time ago and it was like reading it for the very first time. It was wonderful, if you like Irving’s style. I know that so many don’t.

  9. Oh my goodness, how do you keep track of all of those at once, Ti! I’m struggling with two at a time right now!

  10. I am reading Another Woman by Penny Vincenzi and A Trick of light by Louise Penny. I have a lot of books i have checked out of the library. My problem is when I go to the library, i always see a book i want to read and I will check it out. So I will end up with about 20-25 books to read. I try to read each one.

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