The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant – Michel Tremblay (Talonbooks, 2008)
The No-Cry Sleep Solution – Elizabeth Pantley (McGraw-Hill, 2020)
Bleak House – Charles Dickens (W.W. Norton & Company, 1977)
The Man in the High Castle – Philip K. Dick (Mariner Books, 2011)
The Man Who Saw Everything – Deborah Levy (Hamish Hamilton, 2019)
Last Impressions – Joseph Kertes (Viking Canada, 2020)
Agnes, Murderess – Sarah Leavitt (Freehand Books, 2019)
No More Nice Girls – Lauren McKeon
Ducks, Newburyport – Lucy Ellman
Books Read: 19/100
Books Reviewed: 17/75
Writers Fest Challenge: 4/10 (announced so far)
Current TBR: 161 (previously 195)
I probably need to explain how my To Be Read list made such a dramatic drop since I obviously didn’t read so many books this month. Basically, I went through and winnowed it down. I’ve been keeping track of my TBR in the same notebook for about four years and as it’s now filled up I began the process of transferring titles into a new notebook. This seemed like a good opportunity to look at each title on the list and think about if I’m really going to read them.
Ducks, Newburyport probably. I’m really enjoying this mammoth, stream-of-consciousness book but, let’s be honest, I’m not going to be finished anytime soon. While I do hope to finish it in March, I won’t be surprised if it takes me most of the month.
I have a few library holds I’m currently waiting on. My next Writers Fest Challenge book is I Saw Three Ships by Bill Richardson. I am also waiting on a library hold for Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon, which is currently the oldest book on my TBR. Other library holds include Five Wives, Apeirogon, and The Vagina Bible. Apeirogon, which is Colum McCann’s newest book, was just released and I’m the only one waiting for it so that will likely be my next library read.
My goal for ARCs is always to read them before their release dates. That means March should see me reading If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha, The Regrets by Amy Bonnaffons, and Lost Boy Found by Kirsten Alexander.
What was your best book for February? What’s next on your reading list?