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.