I belong to two book groups so I do a fair bit of reading that is not of my choice and just not enough time to get round to all the ones I do want to read. So many library reserves come back unread. For one group that meets late in the month, we don’t have a set book for December and the other group that meets early in the month doesn’t set a book for January so I usually have those months ‘free’ to read just what I want. Lovely!
For all Library staff the Christmas/New Year break is a time to catch up and these books are what Library staff say they are going to be reading while we are closed.
Might provide a few ideas for you too . . .
- The Ghost at the Wedding by Shirley Walker
- Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
- Status Anxiety and The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain de Boton (or do I want to be reminded of work when on holiday??)
- The Sisters Brothers by Patrick de Witt
- No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod
- The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes
- Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy
- Last Night at Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger
- Numerous Marie Claire magazines
- The Behaviour of Moths by Poppy Adams – it appears to be a family saga with lots of twists and turns, looking forward to a wet day after Christmas and curling up and reading it.
- Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
- Geographer’s Library by Jon Fasman
- Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs
- Bossypants by Tina Fey
- Exit Wounds by Rutu Modan
- Back-issues of Runway Magazine, an Australian art magazine
- Angels Of Vengeance by John Birmingham
- Superfreakonomics by Steven Levitt & Stephen J Dubner
- Orson Welles: A Biography by Barbara Leaming
- The Transmigration of Timothy Archer by Philip K Dick
- A whole stack of books from Iain M. Banks’ Culture series
What’s on your To Be Read pile for the summer?