A whirlwind weekend filled with birthdays and lots of cake left little time for reading. So I’m carrying over a few books that I really want to read and was able to renew at the library. I’m trying very hard to actually read the books I check out after putting them on hold and waiting for them. But life has been more hectic than I can remember this summer and so many of the books I check out go back for the next patron without me even cracking the cover. This week I will finally dig into this stack I have renewed as well as picked up recently:
The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere by Pico Iyer. I need this book desperately this summer. We didn’t get away as planned with the house projects taking over and so I am living vicariously through everyone’s vacay pictures. With all the crazy running around I’ve been doing locally, sitting alone in a room of quiet sounds like a vacation right about now.
Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis. Saw this one on a few lists and caught my attention.
Beneath The Bonfire: Stories by Nickolas Butler. Yep you saw it here a few weeks ago and it got put on the back burner. Luckily no one was waiting for it at the library so I was able to renew it. Again.
Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich. This has a several holds on it, so I must get to it sooner than later.
My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrick Backman. I loved A Man Called Ove and just picked this up today. I completely overlooked this newly translated book was coming out in June of this year.
So…not sure where I will start but these are my options this week. What are you reading?