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The Sunday Salon: Spring has Sprung

It’s Sunday. Glorious Sunday and it also happens to be Easter Sunday so Happy Easter! We don’t have any big plans. It’s Spring Break for my kids, but we had a change in plans so we’re not going anywhere after all. I’m fine with it as I never get to spend any time at home as it is, so a week of small day trips and some quiet time at home sounds really good to me.

This has been a good reading week for me. I finished The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott and loved it. My review will post later in the week. Why is it so hard to review a book that you love? I also finished Beatrice and Virgil. At this point in time, I’m not sure what I am going to say about it. It was so completely bizarre but also very familiar in a scary, real way. I’m going to have to ponder it a bit more before I even attempt to put my thoughts down in a post.

On Friday I was jumping up and down because I received The Passage by Justin Cronin. Goodness! This book is 784 pages long but I squealed anyway.  I’ve been hearing so much about it and even though it’s not a genre I typically review, I am very excited about reading it. My son thinks I’m nuts. He took one look at the length, mumbled something unintelligible and stormed off. Boys.

I also joined a read-along for Wuthering Heights. If you’ve  always wanted to read WH, then why don’t you join us?

As for the rest of the week, I have a reading stack that is about to topple over and includes the following books. Some of which I have already started but then stalled on after just a few pages. These are the order in which they sit on my bookshelf, not necessarily the order in which I need to read them.

The Glass Room by Simon Mawer
A Week in December
by Sebastian Faulks
The Queen of Palmyra
by Minrose Gwin
by Patrick Carman
Wuthering Heights
by Emily Bronte
Let the Great World Spin
by Colum McCann
First They Killed My Father
by Loung Ung
by Kathi Appelt
The Passage by Justin Cronin

I think these should pretty much fill up my week, don’t you think? My only challenge will be the weather. It’s stunning right now. Sunny and blue with a temp of about 68. It’s hard to read when the weather is so beautiful and I believe it’s supposed to be nice the entire week. We’ll see how much of a dent I put in that list.

Library Book Club Reading List for 2010

My book club met last night for our annual book selection meeting. We choose our books for the entire year. This seems to work well for us and we all look forward to the meeting.

I took this screenshot off of Goodreads, but it’s the exact opposite of how we plan to read them. If you start on the lower right with Finn and then read from right to left, bottom to top, then you have the order. I also listed it down below. I always make a shelf in Goodreads for my  book club reading list, just to keep track of it. Next time, I’ll start with the last book first.

I’m really pleased with this list. We actually added two more books that take us into the next year so I did not list them officially here, but those two are Last Night in Twisted River and The Elegance of the Hedgehog.

2010 Library Book Club Reading List

Jan –  Finn by John Clinch [review]

Feb – Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

Mar  – True History of the Kelly Gang byPeter Carey

April  – The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon [review] Changed to The Book Thief.

May – First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung

June – Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

July – Homecoming by Bernhard Schlink

Aug – The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

Sept – Invisible by Paul Auster

Oct – Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Nov – Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors

Dec  – Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton