Again, I am rather foolishly adding these books to my already lengthy TBR list. I love finding new titles to crave.
Dough: A Memoir by Mort Zachter. Recommended by Lisa at 5 Minutes for Books. I read another review of this book, but Lisa’s is the one that convinced me that I have to find a copy somewhere and read it.
Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Recommended at Lines in Pleasant Places.
The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age by Sven Birkerts. Recommended by Janet at Across the Page.
Bad Mother by Ayelet Waldman. Recommended by Florinda at The 3R’s. I think I want to read this one; I’m determined NOT to buy in to the Perfect Parent Syndrome that I do believe is rampant in our society. However, I hope I don’t find out that I’m just making excuses, and I really am a Bad Mom.
Scoop by Evelyn Waugh is already on deck for the Semicolon Book Club in October. Here’s a review from Word Lily.
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Recommended by Ti at Book Chatter. I’m quite interested in books set in and written by authors from the 53 (more or less) countries of Africa. I would like to compile a list of recommended books with one or more from each country. Half of a Yellow Sun is set in Biafra, a part of Nigeria that was involved in an attempted breakaway from that country in the late 1960’s. Also recommended at Small World Reads, The Magic Lasso and Pages Turned.
The Spellman FIles (and sequels) by Lisa Lutz. Recommended by S. Krishna.
Best Intentions by Emily Listfield. Recommended by S. Krishna. The trust issues and complex relationships in this book made it seem as if it would be a worthwhile read.
The Forever War by Dexter Filkins. Recommended by Gavin at Page247. About the war on terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. Recommended by Emily at Homespun Light. Nope, I’ve never read it, although I’ve read widely differing opinions on it.
Fixing Abraham by Chris Tiegreen. Recommended by Becky at Operation Actually Read Bible.
Forest Born by Shannon Hale. Recommended at Becky’s Book Reviews.
Enough/bastante! I estimate that I may be able to finish all of the books on my reading list by the year 2100, at which time I will be approximately 143 years old.