Do you remember D.E.A.R? At my elementary school that meant “Drop Everything And Read,” something we typically did for 10 or 15 minutes every day. Best part of my day, really. As my TBR and Library piles are battling for supremacy and trying to sneak in around the review copies who have staked out places on my calendar, I’m thinking back to the simpler days of D.E.A.R., when I believed I had time to get to any book I wanted. And that, of course, got me fantasizing about a world where I really could just Drop Everything And Read for more than just 15 minutes a day.
Another month, another bunch of books I desperately wish I could have gotten to.
Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead – June 4: I’ve heard good things about Mead’s YA books and dystopians are like Tudor books, I just can’t get enough
Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health by Jo Robinson – June 4: Eating on the Wild Side is being called the new The Omnivore’s Dilemma and this is another kind of book I can’t get enough of
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani – June 4: horses, camp, Depression-era US, what is not to love??? Plus, some other readers whose opinions I greatly respect are loving it
The Lovebird by Natalie Brown – June 18: The Lovebird is a debut with a love affair gone awry and a girl who finds herself on the run; it sounds fantastic
Everybody has Everything by Katrina Onstad – June 25: when a couple who has not been able to conceive a child is suddenly granted guardianship of a toddler it throws everything they thought they wanted into disarray
The Time Traveler’s Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer – June 27: I really loved Mortimer’s The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England, and I am guessing this one has equally fascinating facts