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message 1: by Chrissie (last edited Jul 30, 2018 10:04AM) (new)

Chrissie I will read those I did not have time to read/complete in June and have added add more:

Fiction
1.The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth
Bowen
4 stars read
2.Catalina by W. Somerset Maugham 3 stars read
3.Warlight by Michael Ondaatje 3 stars read
4.The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne 4 star read
5.Family Linen by Lee Smith 3 stars read
6. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey 2 stars read
7. Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid 4 stars read
8.A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor 2 stars read
9.The Old Maid: The 'Fifties by Edith Wharton 5 stars read

Poetry
10.When We Were Very Young by A.A. Milne 1 star read

Non-fiction
11.Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow 4 stars read
12.Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story by Caren Stelson 3 stars read
13.Arabian Sands by Wilfred Thesiger 3 stars read
14.On A Chinese Screen by W. Somerset Maugham 3 stars read


Short stories
15.A day by William Trevor 3 stars
16.The Gilded Six-Bits by Zora Neale Hurston 4 stars read
17.The Story of the Girl Whose Birds Flew Away by Bushra al-Fadil 1 star read
18.The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro 3 stars read
19.The Shining Houses by Alice Munro 2 stars read
20.The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick 5 stars read
21.Everyday Use by Alice Walker 4 stars read
22.Lily Daw and the Three Ladies by Eudora Welty 3 stars read


message 2: by Esther (new)

Esther (eshchory) | 1256 comments I am starting Less and have Head On for a book club read.
And my Agatha Christie Partners in Crime

If I have time I also want to read Post-Truth: The New War on Truth and How to Fight Back and Gnomon.


message 4: by Pink (last edited Jul 14, 2018 04:07AM) (new)

Pink To continue -
A Life in Letters
The Aeneid
When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife 3 stars

Library books - returned without reading
Red Clocks
Silence


Long books I'd like to start but probably won't -
The Iliad
A Brief History of Seven Killings
The Once and Future King

Still considering -
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest


message 5: by Leslie (last edited Jul 17, 2018 11:51AM) (new)

Leslie | 15985 comments I will be continuing with Kristin Lavransdatter - I have finished the first 2 books of the trilogy and will be reading the final one in July. And I will be finishing up the final few pages of Zorba the Greek (hopefully today!).

I plan to read:

Mysteries:
A Nest of Vipers
Helen Vardon's Confession

The Art of Detection
In the Best Families
Three Doors to Death (maybe)
Death in a White Tie {reread} (maybe)
Killer's Payoff (maybe)

Sci fi/Fantasy:
Lord of Chaos (audiobook)
Ready Player One
Maskerade (maybe)

Other fiction:
The Keeper of Lost Things
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Time Regained
American Gods (audiobook) (maybe)
The Sorrows of Young Werther (maybe)


message 6: by Pam (last edited Jul 02, 2018 02:43PM) (new)

Pam | 657 comments Updated on July 2:

I am reading 3 books from the PBS Great American Read List:
Lonesome Dove
Ghost
Doña Bárbara by Rómulo Gallegos


message 7: by Colleen (last edited Jul 26, 2018 02:42PM) (new)

Colleen  | 339 comments My plan:

Finish:
The Interestings - finished 7/2/18; 5 stars
The Almost Sisters (audio) - finished; 3 stars

Read:
The Lying Game - finished 7/8/18; 3 stars
Raven Black (audio) - finished 7/21/18; 4 stars
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?-finished 7/10/18 5 stars
Happily Ali After: And Other Fairly True Tales (audio); finished 5 stars
The Hate U Give
Beautiful Ruins; finished 5 stars
The Kitchen God's Wife
The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite (audio)


message 9: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 15985 comments I love the Jeeves books Greg! Maybe I will add a Wodehouse to my list...


message 10: by Greg (new)

Greg | 7264 comments Mod
Leslie wrote: "I love the Jeeves books Greg! Maybe I will add a Wodehouse to my list..."

It is so good to mix in some books that make me laugh Leslie! The humor in Wodehouse is a little silly sometimes, but something in them strikes a chord with me. I can just picture the expressions of his mortified relatives in my head, and there's something hilarious about this generally good natured, clueless man that's utterly ill equipped for life!


message 11: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 15985 comments I have been using Wodehouse and other light-hearted books to pick up my mood during the past year or so and it works! Like you said, there is something about these books that resonates with me and makes me laugh, even if I was feeling glum when I started the book. Bertie and the situations he gets into are very silly but never mean or ill intentioned (I think that is one reason why I like them so much - there is very little malice to the humor).


message 12: by Greg (last edited Jul 03, 2018 06:41PM) (new)

Greg | 7264 comments Mod
Leslie wrote: "I have been using Wodehouse and other light-hearted books to pick up my mood during the past year or so and it works! Like you said, there is something about these books that resonates with me and ..."

So true Leslie! There is nothing malicious in the humor at all, and that's certainly part of what makes it such a pleasure.

As with you, Wodehouse cheers me up. :)


message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

My probably overambitious plans for July

1. The Keeper of Lost Things (group read)
2. The Beautiful Summer (IRL book club)
3. The Loving Spirit- I'm starting a du Maurier project, reading her works from start to finish
4. I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer (library book)
5. Commonwealth (library book)
6. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - I may read this in August


Diana *always waiting for the next vacation* (dianaalwayswaitingforvacation) I hope to finish The Women in the Castle until next week.

Then we're off on vacation and I'm taking:
Afraid
Orphan Train
The Quality of Silence
and probably also
Running with Scissors

I do hope to squeeze in a few minutes reading time each day.


message 15: by Cameron (new)

Cameron Wiggins I plan on reading Bill Bryson's The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain. I find Bryson's dry wit extremely funny. I have read a number of his books and have yet to be disappointed.

I also plan on reading John Sandford's Twisted Prey. I love "The Prey" series and have read all but about 3-4 of the 28 books.


message 16: by Nancy from NJ (new)

Katz Nancy from NJ (nancyk18) Since I am a mood reader, I never really know what I’m going to read until I open up the book and see if I’m in the mood for it. I used to make up lists every so often but read almost nothing on the list sooooo


message 17: by Greg (new)

Greg | 7264 comments Mod
Nancy from NJ wrote: "Since I am a mood reader, I never really know what I’m going to read until I open up the book and see if I’m in the mood for it. I used to make up lists every so often but read almost nothing on th..."

I know what mean Nancy - the plans always change!


message 18: by Chrissie (last edited Jul 22, 2018 01:03AM) (new)

Chrissie I have added another Lucy and some short stories because I want to read Alexander Hamilton at the end of the month.

Greg, I did finally read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.


message 19: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie I had to add to more books for this month, since I ran out, having finished those I had planned. I added two short ones--The Old Maid: The 'Fifties and A Summons to Memphis.


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