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This Weekend Open Thread is Making a Book List

So many books, so little time.

As of right now, I have 165 books on my “Want to Read” shelf on Goodreads (huh, I’d have thought it’d be more). Here’s a list of ten that I’d like to get into right away:

So, Persephoneers, what’s on your reading list?

By [E] Liza

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10 replies on “This Weekend Open Thread is Making a Book List”

I’ve got some truly random shit coming up…
On my Kindle, I have some Hugh Howey and various Humble Bundle books.
I’m going to catch up on some Mercedes Lackey and John Scalzi.
And on my actual bookshelf I have…

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
something by E.L. Doctorow (can’t see the title, too lazy to move)
Foucalt’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco
Islandia by August Tappan Wright
You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?!
The Inferno by Dante
The Little Country by Charles de Lint
the original Hans Christian Anderson (in English)
Reamde by Neal Stephenson
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan (two copies, somehow acquired on the same shopping trip, WTF?!?)
Bard’s Oath by Joan Bertin

I’m in the middle of a book drought because of exams coming up, but the books I actually will get around to reading in the next few weeks are

1. The Lions of Al-Rassan
2. Mistress of the Art of Death
3. The Last Word by Lisa Lutz
4. The Wise Man’s Fear
5. And then the other book on my nightstand that I can’t remember right now.

I really enjoyed The Night Circus and Things Fall Apart. Good picks.

My upcoming 10. Hmm….

1. A Movable Feast by Ernest Hemingway (it’s a book club pick for this month)

2. Twee: The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion, and Film by Marc Spitz (I’m either going to find it interesting in a pop culture history sort of way or I’m going to get a little too “STFU hipsters!” We’ll find out.)

3. Excavations: A Memoir by Wendy C. Ortiz

4. An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

5. Definitely Maybe (33 1/3) by Alex Niven

6. Pills and Starships by Lydia Millet

7. I Loved You More by Tom Spanbauer

8. Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith

9. How Music Works by David Byrne (I have this in audio form)

10. A host of different Doctor Who comics I bought recently.

So many books on my reading list.
Don Quixote (Cervantes)
Silas Marner (Elliot)
Invisible Man (Ellison)
The Brothers Karamazov (Dostoyevsky)
Turn of the Screw (James)
The Sound and the Fury (Faulkner)
Assata: An Autobiography (Shakur)
Vanity Fair (Thackeray)

Some of them are rereads (I read Invisible Man as a teenager but a lot of it escaped me) but a lot of them are classic novels I just never got around to reading yet.

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