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Upcoming Monthly Reads > February 2017 - What will you be reading?

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message 1: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 15985 comments Share your reading plans with us here!


message 2: by Chrissie (last edited Feb 20, 2017 10:58PM) (new)


message 4: by Joan (new)

Joan I'm working on:
Akata Witch
Swann's Way
What's Eating Gilbert Grape - I'm leading a book club discussion for this one.


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

To finish

- Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
- A spool of blue thread by Anne Tyler

And then books set in New York! Possibilities include A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Klay


message 6: by Joan (new)

Joan Heather wrote: "To finish

- Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
- A spool of blue thread by Anne Tyler

And then books set in New York! Possibilities include A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and The Amazing Adventures of Cavalie..."

I enjoyed A Spool of Blue Thread

If you like non-fiction, The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America is an excellent book about New York.


message 7: by Annie (new)

Annie (anniecholewa) | 61 comments At the Source: A Writer's Year, by Gillian Clarke
Upstream: Selected Essays, by Mary Oliver
Winter: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons, ed. Melissa Harrison
... for now!

To finish Orison for a Curlew, by Horatio Clare - this is one of half a dozen books abandoned just a few pages from the end because a new acquisition excited me more. I plan to finish one per month.


message 9: by Petra (new)

Petra | 3243 comments Chrissie, I hope you're enjoying Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family.

I plan on reading:
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower (I hope someone is joining me in this)
Two-Gun & Sun
All My Puny Sorrows (I really enjoy books by Miriam Toews)

Not sure what else will come up.


message 10: by Dianne (new)

Dianne I'm joining you in Proust Petra! I am catching up on swanns way now.


message 11: by Petra (new)

Petra | 3243 comments Excellent, Dianne! I'm looking forward to it.


message 12: by Dianne (new)

Dianne Me too! I am determined to read the whole series this year!


message 13: by Petra (new)

Petra | 3243 comments Me, too! :)


message 14: by Joan (new)

Joan Me too


message 15: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie Petra wrote: "Chrissie, I hope you're enjoying Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family.

I plan on reading:
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower (I hope someone is joining me in this)
[..."


Oh yes, [book:Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family|80890] is????? Amazing or very, very good! Remarkable , to say the least. Four or five stars.


message 16: by Chrissie (last edited Feb 01, 2017 10:51PM) (new)

Chrissie Petra wrote: "Chrissie, I hope you're enjoying Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family.

I plan on reading:
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower (I hope someone is joining me in this)
[..."


And I am curious about how you will feel about Toews'. I am still considering [book:All My Puny Sorrows|18339630] .

I don't know why the link doesn't work!


message 17: by Esther (last edited Feb 02, 2017 12:07AM) (new)

Esther (eshchory) | 1283 comments for sure I will be finishing :
Submission
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

And definitely I will start:
The Complete Maus
On Basilisk Station

If I have time I will also get to:
Lock In
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China


message 18: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie Esther wrote: "for sure I will be finishing :
Submission
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

And definitely I will start:
The Complete Maus
[book:On Basilisk Station|359..."


Wild Swans is superb!


message 19: by Esther (new)

Esther (eshchory) | 1283 comments Chrissie wrote: "Wild Swans is superb! .."

I do hope so!! I an getting myself 'in the mood' for our trip to China in May.


message 20: by Greg (new)

Greg | 7264 comments Mod
Chrissie wrote: "I will finish

Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family by Thomas Mann (currently reading)

then continue with

Wild Decembers by Edna O'Brien..."


Although I loved many of Cheever's short stories, I didn't care for The Wapshot Chronicle Chrissie. I hope you have a different experience of it!


message 21: by Marina (new)

Marina (sonnenbarke) I will continue reading (though probably not finish it):

War and Peace

I will be finishing in the next few days:

In the Country of Men

And then I will be reading:

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
Quartet
Kobane calling
La scomparsa di Majorana
A Perfect Vacuum
Bestiario
No One Writes to the Colonel


message 22: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie Esther wrote: "Chrissie wrote: "Wild Swans is superb! .."

I do hope so!! I an getting myself 'in the mood' for our trip to China in May."


Lucky you!!!!!!


message 23: by Chrissie (last edited Feb 02, 2017 03:42AM) (new)

Chrissie Greg wrote: "Chrissie wrote: "I will finish

Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family by Thomas Mann (currently reading)

then continue with

Wild Decembers by [author:E..."


You know me and short stories, I thought I would give Cheever another try with this novel.


message 24: by Esther (new)

Esther (eshchory) | 1283 comments Chrissie wrote: "Lucky you!!!!!!"

Yes!! I have wanted to go since I was 5 years old and this is a treat for out 25th wedding anniversary


message 25: by Petra (last edited Feb 02, 2017 07:31AM) (new)

Petra | 3243 comments Chrissie wrote: "And I am curious about how you will feel about Toews'. I am still considering All My Puny Sorrows ...."

Chrissie, have you read any of her other books?

(I replaced your link but am not sure why it didn't work for you. Probably a GR glitch)


message 26: by Greg (new)

Greg | 7264 comments Mod
Esther wrote: "Chrissie wrote: "Lucky you!!!!!!"

Yes!! I have wanted to go since I was 5 years old and this is a treat for out 25th wedding anniversary"


Enjoy Esther, and congratulations on 25 years! :)


message 27: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Esther, congratulations! We will be waiting anxiously to hear about that trip .


message 28: by Paul (new)

Paul (paa00a) | 202 comments Looks like my stack for February will include:

Time Travel, which I just started.
The Underground Railroad, which finally came available at the library.
Swann's Way, which I have barely started and keep getting sidetracked from.
Wolves of the Calla, Book 5 of the Dark Tower series.
Dark Matter for a group read, assuming it becomes available soon enough.

I'll have to intersperse some nonfiction in there, but those tend to be spur-of-the-moment picks from my own shelves.


message 29: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie Esther wrote: "Chrissie wrote: "Lucky you!!!!!!"

Yes!! I have wanted to go since I was 5 years old and this is a treat for out 25th wedding anniversary"


What a wonderful thing to do.


message 30: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie Petra wrote: "Chrissie wrote: "And I am curious about how you will feel about Toews'. I am still considering All My Puny Sorrows ...."

Chrissie, have you read any of her other books?

(I replace..."


Thank you for fixing the link. No, I have read nothing by this author. Do you have one in mind that I should read?


message 31: by Leslie (last edited Feb 26, 2017 03:36PM) (new)

Leslie | 15985 comments Petra wrote: "Chrissie, I hope you're enjoying Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family.

I plan on reading:
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower (I hope someone is joining me in this)..."


I am joining you too though my edition is called Within a Budding Grove. Other than that, I will finish up my current book, Sybil, or the Two Nations and read:
Whisky Galore (aka Tight Little Island)
Agent of Change

The Orenda (my recommendation swap book)
Herland
The Scarlet Ruse
The Wycherly Woman


and maybe White Teeth ...


message 32: by Pink (new)

Pink I forgot about Proust, yes I'll be continuing with the second book as well.


message 33: by Esther (new)

Esther (eshchory) | 1283 comments Paul wrote: "Looks like my stack for February will include:
Time Travel, which I just started.
The Underground Railroad, which finally came available at the library.[book:Swann..."


The Underground Railroad and Dark Matter are two of the 'celebs' from last year that I definitely want to have a go at.


message 34: by Madelynn (new)

Madelynn | 2 comments I have already read one book in this month and I'm on to my next on and I just started to love books a couple weeks ago and this year has already been good just because of the books!!


message 36: by Petra (new)

Petra | 3243 comments Chrissie wrote: "Thank you for fixing the link. No, I have read nothing by this author. Do you have one in mind that I should read? ..."

Chrissie, I like Miriam Toews writing. It's subtle but gets to the point so well, with a touch of humour and kindness.
I recommend having a look at A Complicated Kindness and Irma Voth. I listened to both on audio and enjoyed the simplicity and complexity of the stories.


message 37: by Petra (new)

Petra | 3243 comments Paul, I'm waiting for The Underground Railroad as well. Long queue at the library. Luckily, I never run out of books to read while I wait. :)

Swann's Way requires a time when you've got awhile to sit and read. It immerses you once you start.


message 38: by Petra (new)

Petra | 3243 comments We've got a lot of Proust readers! Wonderful!
Leslie & Pink, I'm glad to hear that you'll be continuing.


message 39: by Petra (new)

Petra | 3243 comments Gavin, I remember really enjoying the Dune series (as far as I got, that is). I've often thought I'd reread Dune, which was by far my favorite. Maybe I should do that sometime this year. I remember it being a great read.


message 40: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie Petra wrote: "Chrissie wrote: "Thank you for fixing the link. No, I have read nothing by this author. Do you have one in mind that I should read? ..."

Chrissie, I like Miriam Toews writing. It's subtle but gets..."


I do not think either of those will work for me, but thank you for the suggestions. The problem is that when you read book descriptions little is told of the writing style, they are all centered on plot.


message 42: by Chrissie (last edited Feb 03, 2017 03:48AM) (new)

Chrissie Diane S ☔ wrote: "Non fiction I hope to read
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
Arctic Dreams
The Girl from the Metropol Hotel: Growing Up in Communist Russia "


I'd love to read all of your non-fiction books! The book by Lopéz is said to be the best book ever written on the Arctic.

The Master Butchers Singing Club is my favorite by Erdrich. I hope you like it as much as I did. Winterson's wasn't a favorite for me. Boyden's Three Day Road I did like, so good luck with the one you have chosen by the author.


message 43: by Raul (new)

Raul Bimenyimana | 709 comments This month I plan to finish up on:

The Second Sex and
The Road

I also plan on reading:
The Waves
I, Claudius
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower

I might add some more books along the way and yay at all the Proust readers!


message 44: by Greg (last edited Feb 03, 2017 09:55PM) (new)

Greg | 7264 comments Mod
Raul wrote: "This month I plan to finish up on:

The Second Sex and
The Road

I also plan on reading:
The Waves
I, Claudius"


Loved several of those Raul. The Waves is a weird one, probably Woolf's most experimental. Interested to see what you make of it!


message 45: by Chrissie (last edited Feb 03, 2017 08:58AM) (new)

Chrissie The Waves didn't work at all for me! I couldn't get into any of the characters' heads.


message 46: by Raul (new)

Raul Bimenyimana | 709 comments Greg wrote: "Raul wrote: "This month I plan to finish up on:

The Second Sex and
The Road

I also plan on reading:
The Waves
I, Claudius
In the Shadow ..."</i>

Looking forward to it Greg! I've read three of Woolf's books so far ([book:Mrs. Dalloway
, To the Lighthouse and Orlando) and I loved them all.



message 47: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 15985 comments Petra wrote: "Gavin, I remember really enjoying the Dune series (as far as I got, that is). I've often thought I'd reread Dune, which was by far my favorite. Maybe I should do that sometime this ye..."

I never read any of the books other than the first one. I did enjoy that one - maybe I should try the second book in the series...


message 48: by Guy (last edited Feb 24, 2017 03:42PM) (new)

Guy Austin | 267 comments Late to the Party this month - Reading has hit a stall. so busy and tired of late.

I plan on Finishing My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg 4*

My TBR for February:

Non Fiction:
Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America by Patrick Phillips 3.5
Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional TeamsRobert W. Peterson

Fiction:
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe 4*
The Grownup by Gillian Flynn 4*

Book to Movie Soon!
Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Still crawling along with real live book club read:
Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples by Francis Chan


message 49: by Colleen (last edited Feb 25, 2017 06:01PM) (new)

Colleen  | 342 comments My list for February:

The Nest - read 5 stars
Ordinary Grace read 5 stars
The Most Dangerous Place on Earth - read 4 stars
The Spymistress - read 3 stars
The Survivor's Guide to Family Happiness - still reading
LaRose - still reading


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