Many thanks to Nancy who tactfully reminded me that summer is quickly approaching and it is in my best interests to have some books lined-up to maintain a focus that has been disturbingly absent so far this year. So with a new resolution in mind to be more organized, here are some of my possible reads for a summer that in my part of the world, looks like it's going to pass us by.
Shadow of the Moon
Cirtnecce suggested a read-along of this wonderful M.M. Kaye book and how could I resist? I haven't read any of Kaye's novels in ages and summer is just the right time.
The Gormenghast Trilogy
I suggested a read-along of The Gormenghast Trilogy to Cirtnecce ages ago, as I know it's on one of her book lists. Will she join me? We shall see.
The Fountain Pit
I really need to read some more novels for my rather pitiful Russian Challenge. This one has intrigued me for a couple of years. I can't wait to read it.
I know this book is part of my The Well-Educated Mind History Project, but I want to get a start on it because I plan to go more in-depth and hopefully post a little on each figure. At least, I think I do.
An Infamous Army
Lately, I've been trying to target some books on my Guardians 1000 List. Why? I have no idea. Perhaps an impulsive scramble to look like I'm accomplishing something. I quite like Georgette Heyer, so this one is a good choice.
Honestly, this one is a capricious addition. I have no idea whether I'll read it, but it's always intrigued me. And summer is an excellent time to be capricious, wouldn't you say?
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Another addition for my Russian Challenge. I've heard good things about this novella and I'm looking forward to it.
The Game of Kings
Has anyone ever thought that I'm delusional? Well, this is proof. I'm sure I will NEVER get to this book before summer has ended, but I still dream that I might ......
And here ends perhaps hopefully my possible, potentially unplanned but feasible reads for the summer of 2017. Dare I look back at the end to see what I accomplished? Might I get someone to do it for me? Maybe ............ Ha ha!
Happy summer reading everyone!