Planned reading is not at all my thing right now. I mostly just grabs whatever suits my fancy, and I usually end up discarding about 3 books before I finally settle down to read one that feels right. However, I do enjoy making lists. And summer always feels a little more relaxed despite still having to do a lot of work. So why not enjoy the thought of summer by attempting to compose a list.
So, here goes: 10 books I imagine I’d like to read in the upcoming months, barring a few more specific ideas that I am pondering at the moment and that will probably mess this all up again:
(I am still coming to grips with Picmonkey, so hopefully my collages will start looking better in due time).
From top left to bottom right:
- The Long Song by Andrea Levy
- Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
- A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson
- The Favorites by Mary Yukari Waters
- Mr Rosenblum’s List by Natasha Solomons
- The Madwoman on the Bridge by Su Tong
- Frangipani by Célestine Vaite
- The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp by Eva Rice
- The Summer without Men by Siri Hustvedt
- Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
Basically, this is a mix of books that have been on my shelves for a good long while and that I have meant to read for forever, but that I somehow never get to. It also involves a test of whether I should keep them on my TBR at all (e.g. Mr Rosenblum), and attempts to face illogical awe-of-status that turns into fear-of-reading (e.g. Siri Hustvedt, Amitav Ghosh). Generally, I just picked books that make me happy by just thinking of reading them. That should serve as a good point of departure right? Only drawback? I think the Eva Ibbotson looks a little bit more like a winter than a summer read if we go by its cover, but I know Ibbotson is the kind of writer who I generally like at whatever point in time.
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and encourages sharing lists of books around a certain theme or topic each week.