The Broke and the Bookish.
It is the most wonderful time of the year. My time is unstructured, and I finally am able to read for the sheer pleasure of it. While I have a list of books I want and need to read to prepare for the next school year, today's list will focus on books that I plan to simply read for pleasure.
1. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I heard about this book from Andi at Estella's Revenge, and I'm starting this one as soon as I finish Henning Mankell's The White Lioness.
2. Sidetracked by Henning Mankell. A Swedish mystery.
3. The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo. I haven't read anything by Nesbo yet, but he's another Swedish mystery writer. I don't know what it is about Swedish mysteries, but I love them.
4. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. There's been so much buzz about this book, I just have to read it.
5. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
6. Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III. I have to have at least one short story collection.
7. Jumbo by John Sutherland. This non-fiction book has been on my TBR pile for awhile....part of my obsession with elephants.
8. He Knew He Was Right by Anthony Trollope. I've read all the Barsetshire novels, and all of the Palliser novels, and last summer I read The Way We Live Now, considered Trollope's finest novel. He Knew He Was Right sounds as if it will be rather dark, so I might have to follow up with Phineas Finn, one of my favorites.
9. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. I can't believe I haven't read this yet. I absolutely loved TransAtlantic, and I'm looking forward to reading all of McCann's books.
10. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I need to get some classics in, and this one is on my Classics Club list. Since I loved The Ladies Paradise by Zola, I'm going to try to squeeze in Germinal this summer too.
What's on your TBR list for the summer?