We Went to the Woods – Caite Dolan-Leach (Random House, 2019)
Black Light – Kimberly King Parsons ( Vintage Books, 2019)
All the Bad Apples – Moira Fowley-Doyle (Kathy Dawson Books, 2019)
As Many Nows as I Can Get – Shana Youngdahl (Dial Books, 2019)
My Conversations with Canadians – Lee Maracle (BookThug, 2017)
Mistakes to Run With – Yasuko Thanh (Hamish Hamilton, 2019)
Furious Hours – Casey Cep (Alfred A. Knopf, 2019)
Did Not Finish:
The Sweetest Fruits – Monique Truong
Nothing really wrong with this book. I simply finished the first section and then never went back. I kept intending to but after about a week passed I realized I had lost all interest and that probably said something.
Milkman – Anna Burns
The New Testament Documents – F.F. Bruce
The Fall – Albert Camus
2019 Reading Goals:
Books Read: 77/100
Books Reviewed: 60/50
Thoughts: August reading felt long. As in, it feels like quite a long time since I read We Went to the Woods. Not a great reading month and certainly not a great reviewing month. Highlights were We Went to the Woods and Furious Hours (review coming Friday, I hope). I’m taking a bit of a break from Milkman but I’m keeping it on my Currently Reading list because I have dipped in to it occasionally.
What I’ll Read Next:
After finishing Furious Hours, I plan to finally read Go Set a Watchman. First though, I hope to do a quick re-read of To Kill a Mockingbird. Next, I hope to finally read A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride. Really looking forward to that one, though I know it will be a heavy read. I also just picked up a copy of Steven Price’s new novel, Lampedusa. (He wrote By Gaslight.) For non-fiction, I have the new edition of Reviving Ophelia.
I have four or five ARCS with September and October pub dates but the first two on the docket are Frankly in Love by David Yoon and Grand Union by Zadie Smith.
That’s already 7 books to read in September and I may not even get to all of them. I’m reading Camus’ The Fall right now as part of a new campaign to read books that have been on my TBR for years. My ongoing TBR list dates back to 2013 and the book that’s sat there the longest is The Fall. There are 18 titles that I added to the list in 2013 and still haven’t read. So I suppose those 18 titles are my latest challenge. The next one will be The Savage Detective by Roberto Bolano.
What was a highlight of your August reading? Did we read any of the same books? Have you read any of the ones I plan to read next? Let me know!