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Thought I'd start this month...
Right now I'm reading Tinsel by William Goldman... interesting so far.
Here's the part of my TBR pile I managed to dig out for September:
4. The Borrowers - Mary Norton
6. War and Peace - Tolstoy
7. Which Lie Did I Tell?: Adventures in the Screen Trade - William Goldman
8. The Tomb - F. Paul Wilson
9. Andyy and Andie - Malle Vallick
10. The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
11. Fear and Trembling - Amelie Nothomb
12. When My Name Was Keoko - Linda Sue Park
13. Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac - Gabrielle Zevin
14. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
15. Art of Being Human - humanities textbook
16. Diet for a New America - John Robbins
17. Bearing the Cross - David J Garrow
...in no particular order, as usual.
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I'm starting out September with Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo. It's almost 500 pages of small font that I have to get read by Thursday night for bookclub, so this better be a good book!
I'm also listening to the audio version of A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon, in preparation for the September 22nd release of the next book in the Outlander series.
I'm reading a Young Adult book and enjoying it! It's called The Bar Code Tattoo. So far, so good.
I'm also reading Twenties Girl, and although I love Sophie Kinsella, so far this book gets a mixed review from me. One chapter will be interesting, and the next boring. I don't know yet.
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker
The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J. Maarten Troost
Stories from Candyland by Candy Spelling
Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
No Reservations by Anthony Bourdain
The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells
Pharmakon by Dirk Wittenborn
Are You There God? It's Me Kevin by Kevin Keck
Hollywood Station by Joseph Wambaugh
The Women by T.C. Boyle
The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal by Jonathan Mooney
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My August reading list:
Currently Reading -
Currently Listening To -
To Be Read - In alphabetical order by author not reading order
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Last month's successes:
The Dark Mirror, by Juliet Marillier. Finished 8/1/09. Rated 2 1/2 stars.
Up this month in fantasy:
Across the Nightingale Floor, by Lian Hearn
Auralia's Colors, by Jeffrey Overstreet
The Dragon King Trilogy, by Stephen R. Lawhead
The Fox Woman, by Kij Johnson
Fudoki, by Kij Johnson (In the mail to me, yay!)
Ilario: The Stone Golem, by Mary Gentle
Moon-Flash, by Patricia McKIllip
Ombria in Shadow, by Patricia McKillip
The Privilege of the Sword, by Ellen Kushner (In the mail to me, yay!)
The Ropemaker, by Peter Dickinson
Song for the Basilisk, by Patricia McKillip
Three Hearts and Three Lions, by Poul Anderson (Soon to be in the mail to me, yay!)
Whiskey and Water, by Elizabeth Bear
Wild Seed, by Octavia E. Butler.
Up this month in science fiction:
Altered Carbon, by Richard K. Morgan (Just started, and excellent so far.)
Bright of the Sky, by Kay Kenyon
Carnival, by Elizabeth Bear
The Collected Short Fiction of C.J. Cherryh, by C.J. Cherryh
Dust, by Elizabeth Bear
Hyperion, by Dan Simmons
The Light Ages, by Ian R. MacLeod
The Silver Metal Lover, by Tanith Lee
Six Moon Dance, by Sheri S. Tepper
Slow River, by Nicola Griffith
The Speed of Dark, by Elizabeth Moon
And my father will undoubtedly give me an Iain M. Banks Culture novel sometime this month; he just hasn't decided which one he wants to discuss with me most.
Up this month in mystery:
Have His Carcase, by Dorothy L. Sayers (Just arrived in the mail as I was typing this, triple yay!)
Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie
Parker Pyne Investigates, by Agatha Christie (Hopefully it becomes available off my wishlist soon; if not I'll have to buy it at the bookstore.)
Why Didn't They Ask Evans?, by Agatha Christie
Up this month in non-fiction:
The Americans: The Colonial Experience, by Daniel J. Boorstin
The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History, by John M. Barry
James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon, by Julie Phillips
The Medieval Castle: Life in a Fortress in Peace and War, by Philip Warner (About halfway through, but stalled out.)
A People's History of the United States: From 1492 to the Present by Howard Zinn
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, by Mary Roach
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Drood by Dan Simmons (Charles Dickens & Wilkie Collins meet Edgar Allan Poe)
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather (Comfort reading)
Slouching Towards Bethlehim by Joan Didion (Never read it)
TBR list too long to mention
Have a good September!
I am reading A Necessary Evil by Alex Kava. It was a bit slow to start but is now starting to take off. This is the second book I have read by this author and hope that it turns out to be as good as the other one I read.
Have no idea what will be next...it all depends on the mood I am in or what strikes my fancy when I go looking...
Up Soon in no order
1. Tinsel - William Goldman : This was good, although pretty dark. Basically it's film makers and a bunch of women who want the lead in thier film. Pretty interesting, the characters were great. Not crazy about the ending, but honestly it's more realistic than the ending I would've done.
Finished so far in September: