Hello Kittens! I hope August is off to a good start for all of you. I’m coming into this month with a lot of optimism about the amount of reading that I will be able to do. Life is settling down a little and there are several great titles coming my way soon. Without further ado, here’s my reading plan for the month of August.
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Leftovers from July:
Malice by John Gwynne. I’ve made it more than halfway through this book and I will be finishing it in the next week or so.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown. I’m about 15 chapters into this book and am also listening to it on Scribd, which is a surprisingly enjoyable experience. I get nostalgic when listening to a book that I am also physically reading because it takes me back to those times when we would listen to a book that we were reading as a class in elementary school. I swear I can actually smell the crayons each time I sit down to read this.
The Guest List by Lucy Foley. This is for one of the Facebook book groups that I participate in and is the only read-a-long that I am doing this month. I felt like I was really overloading my month with ultra-structured reading, so I’ll only be choosing one or two books each month from a book group from now on.
Librarians in Literature:
I’ve got my first two titles for my Librarians in Literature project that I blogged about last month. The goal of the project is to read some books featuring a main character who is a Librarian and examine the book from the perspective of a professional Librarian. I want to take a look at how accurately books are portraying the work that we do. Plus, it’s just fun for me to read about a Librarian in a different context.
Killer Librarian by Mary Lou Kirwin. Okay, so i’m starting off with a title that’s a little outlandish, but this project is supposed to be fun as well as academic.
The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler. I think this will be a slightly more serious treatment of the profession. It also looks like there is more than one Librarian featured.
The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard. Pub date is 8/4.
Six Angry Girls by Adrienne Kisner. Pub date is 8/18.
All Eyes on Her by L.E. Flynn. Pub date is 8/18.
Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest. Pub date is 8/25
Murder, She Wrote: The Murder of Twelve by Jessica Fletcher and Jon Land.
Total August books: 8 (+2 to finish)
I’ve kept it a little more modest this month in an effort to take a little pressure off and leave more room for spontaneity. I hope you all have a great reading month ahead of you full of fantastic titles. Stay well, Kittens.