Context: for the half of last month, I worked 12-hour days. For the rest of the half, I worked 10-hour days. Given that, it's fair to say I am slightly overexcited about the prospect of 3 glorious, summery weeks off from all the editing and translating and arguing with an irrational client and "herding the sheep" (this is a joke, I love my team a lot :) )
This may also be why I have listed 15 books in my to-read list for three weeks (plus one day... a lot can happen in one day).
Here are the print books:
Nine Stories, J.D. Salinger - a collection of short stories. Salinger's Franny and Zooey is one of my favourite books.
The Republic of Thieves, Scott Lynch (about half way through) - the last book of the series was pretty much a miss for me, but this one has been going a lot better.
The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia, Michael Booth - how is it that so many people seem to possess deep interest in Scandinavia/Nordic region, yet no one really knows anything much about it, not to mention dreams of living here? I'm afraid it might turn out a bit of a shallow read, but no doubt it will be entertaining, and at least semi-educating.
The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides - seems to be bit of a love-or-hate this one? Then again I guess Eugenides is... I'm pretty sure I'm going to love it because if you write like the guy who gave birth to Middlesex, it takes a sort of unimaginable skill to screw up a book.
Abaddon's Gate, James S. A. Corey - ain't no better combination than summer and space operas.
Apteeker Melchior ja Rataskaevu viirastus, Indrek Hargla - the smart apotheka owner Melchior continues solving brutal crimes in medieval Tallinn. Bloody love this stuff.
City of Stairs, Robert Jackson Bennett - so excited for this one! Looks very promising.
And that's about half of it, I will be posting e-books tomorrow!