Seeing as how my Summer Reading List (see here) worked rather well in terms of removing books from my TBR pile and *actually reading them*, I thought I would see about implementing a similar program for the cooler months of the year. (I say “cooler” rather hopefully as it will be 85 on Tuesday, but fingers crossed that the hottest temperatures are done for the year now.)
Same caveats as before (i.e. don’t have to stick to list, don’t have to finish them, and once off the list, out of the house).
So the pic includes the following handful of suggested titles (along with others, of course):
- The Ring of Bright Water trilogy – Gavin Maxwell. Non-fiction about a guy who lives alongside a family of otters in Scotland (I think). Supposed to be funny and sad.
- The Emperor of all Maladies – Siddhartha Mukherjee (A continuation of the summer TBR pile.)
- Short Stories by O. Henry (or another book of essays or similar). This might end up being some Edgar Allan Poe for Halloween-y reading…
- Cadillac Desert – Marc Reisner. NF about the ongoing water shortage in the American West.
- Couple of books about Queen Victoria and hubby…
- Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood
How to be a Woman – Caitlin Moran (NF about modern-day feminism which has had good reviews).Read in Oct. – see post here.
- The Worst Hard Time – Dust Bowl history – Timothy Egan (who is giving a talk here in a few days…)
- Some odd bits and pieces of fiction that have been on the shelves for a while…
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~ George Eliot.