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It’s Monday, July 27th, 2015. What Are You Reading?

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:

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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?


17 thoughts on “It’s Monday, July 27th, 2015. What Are You Reading?

  1. That is a great stack. You know I love my Nikolas Butler, so hope you enjoy Bonfire. Shannon also put Fifteen Dogs on my radar, so I have that waiting and will love to hear your thoughts. I just started Bull Mountain last night, so we can dish about it. I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about the Backmans. I’ll get to them one of these days!

  2. I hate it when I have to send books back to the library unread. I hope you find some time to read these! I’ve heard good things about most of them, but have only read Fifteen Dogs. It’s very good, and also shouldn’t take you long. 🙂

  3. I feel like I’m always putting books on hold and then just sending them back to the library because there’s too many to read. I also look forward to hearing your thoughts on Fifteen Dogs. It was was one of the most original books I read this year.

    • I just started Bull Mountain today and can’t put the thing down. I haven’t had a book like that in a while and the dialogue is perfectly paced. I have a feeling it’s going to be a favorite. Bonfire next!

  4. Wow! What a great pile of books! Bull Mountain has taken the slot for my favorite book of 2015 so far. I can’t even find the words to write a review, yet. I want to try Fifteen Dogs. My Grandmother… is a really good book, but I had to get past the fairy tales. The meat of the story and the characters had me hooked.

    • Bull Mountain! Started it today and I think it will find a place on mine as well. I love books like that and haven’t come across one with that perfect combination of character development, pacing, plot and great dialogue.

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