I’ve got plenty of books on my TBR list. But lately my reading choices have been driven by what’s come in at the library, rather than what I want to read — and that means I’m reading on a deadline. It’s summer, and it feels like that’s a good time to let loose a little.
Maybe I’m just in a bit of a slump. I’ve been reading The Paying Guests and after about a third of the book, I’m just not feeling it. It’s sexy, but also very repetitive. And aside from the sexuality, and a LOT of drinking, not much is happening. I do enjoy the 1920’s atmosphere, especially the discussion of how the war impacted class norms and the plight of unemployed veterans. But I think I might be ready to pack it in.
Before that I gave up on Yes Please by Amy Poehler, a book I expected to love but just didn’t warm to.
So putting aside challenges and library wait lists, I’m trying to think of what I want to read. And I thought I’d ask for help. Of the books I have, what have you read? And what books do YOU want to hear about?
So you know, I don’t think summer reads need to be light. But it is a good time to be a little bit frivolous, a little adventurous. Honestly, a summer read isn’t any different from any other read unless you’re traveling or sitting on the beach (which I hope to be doing at some point).
Here’s what’s on my Kindle:
- Us by David Nicholls
- We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas
- House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
- Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
- Shift by Hugh Howey
On loan from the library:
- The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
- Redeployment by Phil Klay
- Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
And here’s what’s on my bookshelf:
Thanks for helping me choose!