Summer TBR Catch-up:

TBR_Summer_Aug_reviewStarted mid-May 2013.


  • Dancing Girls – Margaret Atwood (short stories) (F)
  • Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome(F)
  • The Lizard Cage – Karen Connelly (F)
  • August – Gerard Woodward (F)
  • Bitchfest – anthology (excerpts from decade of Bitch magazine) (NF)
  • Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town – Nick Reding (how meth affected one small community in US)
  • Sea of Poppies – Amitav Ghosh (F)
  • A Passage to India – Forster (F)
  • The Devil’s Highway – Luis Alberto Urrea (issue of illegal immigration)
  • Maphead – Ken Jennings (the lure of maps) (NF)
  • Classics for Pleasure – Michael Dirda (book about books) (NF)
  • Going to Extremes – Joe McGiniss (Alaska travel) (NF)
  • The Bite of the Mango – Mariatu Kamara/Susan McClelland (NF about refugee from African nation rife with instability) (NF)
  • The Social Animal – David Brooks (sociology/anthro)
  • Like One of the Family – Childress (Af-Am domestic history) (NF)
  • Coasting – Jonathon Raban (UK travel by boat) (NF)
  • Wesley the Owl – Stacey O’Brian (NF)
  • The Sex Lives of Cannibals – J. Maarten Troost (travel narrative) (NF)
  • Color: A Natural History of the Palette – Victoria Finlay (NF)
  • Foreign Friends – Jojo Moyes (F)

If I didn’t necessarily pick this exact title from the TBR pile, then I do have that caveat of replacing it with any other title on the TBR shelves (which happened a few times), and so in this manner, I have read 8 titles total.  This means that I have read 2 (from the shelves) + 6 (from this group).  I think that’s good progress. 🙂

And – almost time to start contemplating the autumn TBR pile selection… (Rubs hands with glee.)

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