Read-Athon Book Pile

Since I’m out of town all week, I went ahead and put together a pile of books for the Read-athon so that I wouldn’t have to figure it all out when I came home. Here’s my list of books to pick from day of and why I chose them:

  • Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn – I have wanted to read this ever since I read a review from Rants and Reads over at The Novel World.
  • Dancing Girls by Margaret Atwood – I adored Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (my review) so I picked up this book of short stories.  It seems like short stories would be good for the read-athon.  I can always read one when I need a break from a longer book.
  • Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion by Sara Miles – This was a LibraryThing inspired book purchase that I haven’t gotten around to reading and it seems interesting.  And not too long.
  • The Twits by Roald Dahl – Something easy and funny for when I need a short break
  • The Glimmer Palace by Beatrice Colon – This is a book I have for review that I’ve had for awhile now.  It also satisfies my ARC Reading Challenge
  • Are Women Human? by Dorothy Sayers – This actually belongs to a friend of a friend, so I need to read and return it.  Also, it is extremely short.
  • The White Mary by Kira Salak – Another ARC I’ve picked up that look interesting.
  • The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton – I mooched this ARC off of someone who got it from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.  This book seems to have been well received.
  • The Dangerous Joy of Dr. Sex and Other True Stories by Pagan Kennedy – A review copy given to me from the Santa Fe Writer’s Project.  I read the introduction and Kennedy’s writing left me wanting to dive into the whole thing.  Plus, they are relatively short stories, so I can read one or two and switch to something else.
  • The File on H. by Ismail Kadare – Another LibraryThing inspired book that I’ve been looking forward to reading.
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls – This blast from the past was my very favorite book in either 2nd or 3rd grade.  Should be a good change of pace.
  • The First Hurt by Rachel Sherman – Short stories, plus this is something I was given by Literary Ventures Fund, so I need to get around to reading it.
  • The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler – Some good chick lit for a little something different.

The following are my ‘I’m going away from my bookshelves for a week and I’d better take enough to read and enough to choose from’ books. Any that aren’t finished may get added to the Read-athon pile.

5 comments to Read-Athon Book Pile

  • That sounds like a really interesting list of books. I’ll be interested to see what you think of The Jane Austen Book Club. That was one I’ve started x number of times and could not finish. I’m also interested in Take This Bread. Good luck in the Read-A-Thon. I’m good for $10! :)

  • I figure its about time I drop the anonymity and let you know my name =)

    I think you’ll like Ella Minnow Pea, just don’t expect a wealth of character development.

    I saw the movie of the Jane Austen Book Club, I can’t wait to see your review of that book. I should probably pick it up too, now that I have more than 1 Austen book under my belt.

  • Good luck with your read-athon. If only I had the time….!

  • tracy

    I loved the Glimmer Palace, can’t wait to see what you think of it:)

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