Sunday, June 11, 2017

Read O Rama Round 7 TBR

June 11th-17th

I don't think I will be able to read 7 books, but I would like to get through The Radium Girls and Under the Tuscan Sun. I picked 3 other short novels/novellas to read. I hope to finish 5 books this week. Are you participating? Let me know or link your TBR!

1. Read a book with the letters RAMA in the title and/or author name 
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore

2. Read a book with water on the cover

3. Read a short book that is less than 150 pages
     Girl-King by Brittany Cavallaro

4. Read a graphic novel
    Y: The Last Man: Vol. 8 Kimono Dragons by Brian K. Vaughan & Pia Guerra

5. Read a book you have been anticipating.

6. Read an #ownvoices book.
    Binti (Binti #1) by Nnedi Okorafor

7. Read a book that was released in the summer.
   Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

8. Read seven books.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Summer Reads // TBR

When have bloggers and vloggers ever stuck to the TBR they had posted? I'm taking another shot at showing you the books I intend on reading by the end of August. I still have to finish the collection of Juvenalia by Jane Austen and Canada by Richard Ford before I can get to these. ---Crap, The Radium Girls by Kate Moore just came for me at the library so I guess that is in my immediate future too.--- I'd like to get through some books I got from the charity shop and, unless I absolutely love it and it is in a good condition, I'd like to donate them back so they make more revenue. I have a fiction - nonfiction - non-modern classic pattern going.  I also reorganized my bookshelves so I am eager to pick from them! My reading list will not be limited to these five books though. I'm sure I'll finish Canada by the end of this coming weekend and then start The Radium Girls. I'm not binge-reading Jane Austen's stories. I feel like I am ~READY~ to absorb these books, ya know? Please let me know what your reading plans are for this summer!

+ The book I currently use for when I leave the house is my charity shop copy of  Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes. I am taking this to the beach, on my trips into the city. I think this is a great summer read and nothing to be embarrassed about when reading in public. 

+ I've been looking at my shelves lately and The Rosie Project by Greame Simsion has been calling to me. I am in the mood to read this after years of having it. I want to read a lot of my summery, romance and quirky books on my shelves. I've heard that the sequel/companion novel was a disappoint to fans of The Rosie Project. Have you read either?

+ "The Year of Jane Austen" plans have fallen through already with my slow reading pace on love and Freindship (My husband likes to point out the spelling every time I pick it up). Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen is one that I hope to read this summer. I think I would be okay if I read two Jane Austen novels each year for the next few years.

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie is one of my own physical books. I have been wanting to read it and I think this summer would be a great time since my good friend will be Mrs. Darling in my hometown's production of Peter Pan. 

+ A book I got from a little free library/ exchange at my husband's work was The Life and Times of Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson. I think this will be a great nonfiction read that I heard is a little humorous.