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My entire life is a gigantic to-be-read list. I can’t sort them out seasonally like I can with upcoming movies. Even though I’ve been on a reading roll, I’m not sure I can pull off another ten books in three months. A couple of those were YA and not the heavy stuff I intend to read now.
Realistically I’ll probably only get to five books this season, so I’m going with a short list so I don’t feel like a failure when I don’t read another 10 books.
1. “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett (finish). Yes, I’m finally reading this! I’m not sure what I think yet – I’m impressed at each character’s unique voice, but the white-savior arguments I’ve heard do hold water.
2. “East of Eden” by John Steinbeck (finish). This book is blowing me away. It’s long, with intimidatingly tiny print, but it’s surprisingly easy to read and so beautiful and full of symbolism and oh Steinbeck, I’m sorry I ever doubted you.
3. “Notes from a Small Island” by Bill Bryson. It’s about England!
4. “The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest” by Stieg Larsson. It’s finally in paperback! Now all three books are sitting neatly on my shelf, and soon I’m going to re-read “Dragon Tattoo” and finally read the rest of the trilogy.
5. “Fragile Things” by Neil Gaiman. Short stories I grabbed during the Great Borders Closing of ’11 and never got to reading.
6. (okay, 6, just in case) “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley. It’s been a while since I’ve read this but I want to give it another go. It’ll fulfill my banned book requirement on my 2012 reading list, too.
What are you hoping to read this spring? Check out the other TTT lists here!