It has taken me ALL DAY, but dangnabit I’m going to post this. I love lists too much to ignore it. It will just have to be a barebones, stripped-down version (as in no pictures. Sorry!).
Here is a list of 10 books I HOPE to read this summer. It is by no means comprehensive. It is likely to change within 10 minutes of my hitting publish. But here it is:
1. The Green Mile by Stephen King. I know I previously said I wanted to tackle another King this summer, but a review pushed this one to the forefront. Plus, I adored the movie. God, I miss Michael Clarke Duncna.
2. The Dollmaker by Harriet Arnow. For The Estella Project this summer. It sounds fabulous. I can’t believe I’ve never heard of it!
3. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner. There were two different books by Stegner on The Estella Project list, this one and Crossing to Safety. My library has Angle of Repose, so it wins.
4. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. Another, and last, for The Estella Project and also so Andi will be happy. She’s read so many books I’ve recommended to HER lately, that it’s time I read some of hers. This one has gone on long enough. Andi is usually right about books I’ll like and she insists I’ll love this one.
5. Middlemarch by George Eliot. I really need to just go on and start this one. (*digs in heels*)
6. The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman. I managed to score an ARC. Plus, hello! It takes place in a book shop? I’m there. Plus, this paragraph from the first few pages:
“Because, after all, the fellow who invented the guillotine was a man of medicine,” he continued, restoring books to the shelves, riffling their pages to kick forth the old-paper aroma, which he inhaled before pushing each volume flush into its slot.
7. Where the Mountains Meets the Moon by Grace Lin. My daughter ALMOST got this book this past weekend and I rather wish she had. The book feels so lovely in your hand! And the story sounds fantastic. She may be getting it soon anyway!
8. The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness. FINALLY! The last one!! Will be reading with Andi. VERY SOON.
9. The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld. Another to blame on Andi.
10. Wicked by Gregory Maguire. Blame this one on Idina Menzell. I want to listen to the music from the Broadway play and I’m afraid of spoilers and also not knowing what is going on. Damn your amazing voice! lol
So, that’s a small sampling of all the books I hope to read this summer. What’s on your list?
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