School is almost out for the summer, and even though I continue to work through the teacher and student break, my schedule is more relaxed and there will be time for vacation. And much, much more reading. My book consumption so far this year has been tremendous both in volume and quality, the most I have read in years. And I want to keep reading at that same pace. It has been exhilarating and has kept me sane through the trickiest moments of this odd school year.
My beautiful sidebar here is calling me but I added four more titles this past weekend. Just in case.
- My daughter and I noticed The Whispering Muse by Sjon at the same time. We will be sharing this read about "an eccentric Icelander with elevated ideas about the influence of fish consumption on Nordic civilization" who joins the crew of a Danish merchant ship and finds the second mate is none other than the mythical hero Caeneus.
- A new copy of Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi. I enjoyed her most recent novel Boy, Snow, Bird so much that I felt like rereading this earlier effort. But typical me had given it to someone. So a remaindered copy for a paltry sum was required.
- Dolce Bellezza raved about Lost For Words by Edward St. Aubyn. And I appreciate the cover art. And it was right there in front of me. And I could use a little book awards snark.
- Just past Bloomsday, my husband and I both wanted The Most Dangerous Book by Kevin Birmingham. And if two people in our house want it, it must come home. It would be rude to leave it in the store.
There are also titles waiting for me in my e-reader of choice: The Professor and the Siren by Guiseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa; Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole; Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe; Good Lord Bird by James McBride; and A Philosophy of Walking by Frederic Gros.
Tell me what you like here? Tell me what I'm missing?