It is almost fall here so that means it is time for Fall Into Reading. A fun reading challenge that Nancy introduced me to. It is hosted by Katrina over at Callapidder Days. What you is make a list of what books you intend to read over the Fall, keep track and then in December blog about the experience. There are more detailed instructions at her page, feel free to check them out, I am feeling lazy right now and don’t want to type it all out.
I honestly have a bit of trouble with this challenge because I don’t always know what I am going to read. But I will try. Here’s what I think I might read over the course of the next few months:
Book Group Titles
October –People of the Book. Geraldine Brooks. A re-read for me but I loved it the first time around so I am sure that I will enjoy it the second time around too. It is the story of a beautiful illustrated Hebrew manuscript, the Sarajevo Haggadah, that was created in fifteenth-century Spain. Hanna Heath an Australian rare-book expert is asked to conserve this priceless work. While she is doing that, she discovers a series of tiny artifacts that begin to unlock its deep mysteries.
November. Reliable Wife. Robert Goolrick. For Ralph Truitt, the wealthy businessman who had advertised for “a reliable wife,” this was also to be a new beginning. Years of solitude, denial, and remorse would be erased, and Catherine Land, whoever she might be, would be the vessel of his desires, the keeper of his secrets, the means to recover what was lost. That was his plan.
December. Water for Elephants. Sara Gruen. Ninety- something-year-old Jacob Jankowski remembers his time in the circus as a young man during the Great Depression, and his friendship with Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, and Rosie, the elephant, who gave them hope
In My Hold Queue @ Work:
Wicked Appetite. Janet Evanovich. This is the beginning of a spin off series starring Diesel from her Between the Numbers Stephanie Plum books. It looks like fun.
Y the Last Man Books 3 – 10. Brian Vaughan. A graphic novel that was recommended by a fellow librarian. My first graphic novel and so far I am really enjoying it. Of course it is 10 books long but they are quick reads. When a plague of unknown origin kills every mammal with a Y chromosome, Yorick Brown discovers that he is the only male left and embarks on a transcontinental journey to discover why.
Charming Quirks of Others. An Isabelle Dalhousie Novel. Alexander McCall Smith. The next installment of a cozy mystery series that I enjoy. Isabelle is the editor in chief of the Journal Of Applied Ethics. In this book, while investigating allegations against a headmaster candidate for her alma mater, Isabel uncovers surprising truths that hit close to home and unwittingly upsets the father of her young son.
Books @ Home already:
Burn. Nevada Barr. Recovering from recent emotional trauma, National Park Service ranger Anna Pigeon goes to New Orleans to visit her friend, Geneva, only to become the target of a dark curse, prompting her to investigate what is has to do with a fugitive mother accused of killing her family. I really enjoy this series too, love learning about the various National Parks they are set in but I have heard that this one might be hard to read if you have children at home. We’ll see.
206 Bones. Kathy Reichs (audiobook) Another one in the Temperance Brennan series. Are you noticing a pattern here? I didn’t realize that I read so many series. Huh. Anyway this is not the newest one but I think one or two back. I’ve been reading these out of order so it doesn’t matter but they are fun and again, I like all the incidental learning about forensics and anthropology.
Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Steig Larrson. This has been on my to read list for a long time. A friend gave me a copy so I have no reason not to read it. I’ve been told that it is slow to start but to stick with it and it gets better.
That’s 12 books. Four a month. Should be doable. Let’s see if anything else fun comes across my desk between now and then.