I can’t keep up with all the books I want to read, I am currently reading ‘The One in a Million Boy’ by Monica Wood and enjoying it, it is not totally gripping to be honest, but I am intrigued to see how it ends. I intend finishing it, but other books I really really want to read keep arriving at the library and I have to keep passing them by to finish my slow read of ‘The One in a Million Boy’.
I need to learn speed reading!
Here are some of the books I am very keen to get stuck into, it is a good years worth of reading for me because I am not a fast reader. I wonder how many I will finish and how many I will desert after fifty pages?
Harmless Like You sounds like a fascinating read about an artist in New York from Japan with lots of story and interesting stuff going on.
Lincoln in the Bardo I want to read this because it sounds completely bizarre. Ghost story and historic novel, neither usually on my list of reads but this just sounds so good!
The Woman Next Door This books sounds like a hoot, women who are neighbors and who don’t get on. This is going to be my holiday book, which means I will have to buy it as I never ever take a library book on holiday!
Imagine me Gone A multi character led book which hopefully will be more interesting than depressing, I feel it could go either way.
The Stranger in the Woods The only non fiction on my list about a man who lives as a hermit in Maine. Usually I will dip in and out of a non fiction book, but this one I want to read like a novel.
Beartown I am only considering this book because I have loved most of the author’s other books. Not in a million years would I choose a book about ice hockey, but I have faith in Fredrik Backman!
The Women in the Castle Doesn’t sound like a book I would normally pick up, it is a historic novel set at the end of World War II about three women and their stories which all sound fascinating.
Do you have a list of ‘to reads’?
Happy Thursday x
At the moment I’m reading ‘A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler – and staring at the spines of books I was given for my birthday – ‘My Name is Lucy Barton’ (next on the list vis my mum has to borrow it for her book group!),’The Sellout’, ‘Darling Days’, and then on loan from Mum, ‘The Last Painting of Sarah de Vos’. And then there’s from my pile from last year ‘Talking to My Country’ about indigenous issues in Australia. Can I get through them all this year? And I want to read ‘A Man Called Ove’… it’s overwhelming! We must bravely go forth into the pages of our books, Clare!
So true! So many books to read and so little reading time! A Man Called Ove is a must read in my opinion, it is so good!