I have realized I have a pile of ARCs that need to get read and reviewed, plus I have books I’ve just had given to me, and it’s super disrespectful to be given the chance to read (and either review or write about) a ton of books FOR FREE and not do it. Also, there are some books I want to read for “research,” and there are other books I want to read in anticipation of not having time to read anything written for adults in 2013 (the reason for which I will hopefully be able to announce at some point).
So, though this is more for my use and keeping-myself-accountable-ness, if you’re interested, here is what I will be reading over the winter, in no particular order:
- Paradise Hunger by Henry W. Leung
- Splintered by A.G. Howard
- City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte
- No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Michaux Nelson
- Dreamland by David K. Randall
- The Secret Wish of Nannerl Mozart by Barbara Kathleen Nickel
- The Milk of Birds by Sylvia Whitman
- Daughters Who Walk This Path by Yejide Kilanko
- The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
- Adaptation by Malinda Lo
- Secret Saturdays by Torrey Maldonado
From there, I’m hoping to find some really great nonfiction (or choose from the many titles already on my to-read list, based on libraries and used bookstores) to read and also to read some of the classics already on my Kindle, because my object is to take as few paper books in my suitcase as possible, since I know I will be acquiring quite a few while I’m home. Also, you know, my parents and my sister and brother-in-law actually own books because they are humans. So I can borrow theirs.
You know what would be cool? If anyone else is planning on reading one or more of these books, maybe we could, like, both read them at the same time and, like, converse with each other about them. Sometimes I forget that even though I am not a book club person, it can be productive and interesting to talk to other people about books, even when one is not in a classroom. Let’s do it.