I thought I would quickly list off the books I know I want to read in the next few months; some to finish challenges and some to start new challenges. This list is more for me to help me get organized – my book to-do list.
Dewey’s Reading Challenge
John Green’s Abundance of Katherines – have but loaned to my next door neighbor
John Green’s Paper Towns – need
The Virgin Blue / Tracy Chevalier – have in house
The Sea – John Banville – need
I wanted to read a book about bees and have narrowed it to A Spring Without Bees: How Colony Collapse Disorder Has Endangered Our Food Supply by Michael Schacker and Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honeybee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis by Rowan Jacobsen, I’m hoping the library can find these. I have yet to search.
I should finish my Einstein book, too.
Books I just want to read now ‘cuz’: The Mandarin and Other Stories by Eca De Queiroz (thanks Nymeth!) and Greenblatt’s Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare (thanks KB!)
Now, for upcoming commitments, I have officially and unofficially decided to read The Hobbit, Mrs. Dalloway and just maybe Moby Dick. Of these, only MB is in the house. I believe I said yes in Twitter to the Really Old Classics but honestly, I’m just a wimp. But the book IS in my goodreads – unfortunately, I will have to order it. The library, yes – even the I.L.L. – does not show it in the system: Two Zen Classics: The Gateless Gate and The Blue Cliff Records by Sekida, Katsuki.
Anyone care to talk me into any other challenges? The Historical Fiction one, perhaps? I could read Moby Dick for that, right?