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!
Looks like a good list! It's important to have choices for reading during summer break. I'll be interested to see how Marriage Plot goes for you. I loved Middlesex and couldn't get through this one. Have fun on your summer break!ReplyDelete
Thanks Mary! I had a relaxing holiday. I didn't get to Marriage Plot and am scared to because SO many people seem to love Middlesex and hate that one.Delete
The marriage plot was great, my favourite scifi novelReplyDelete
I didn't know it's scifi :oDelete
Some of those look quite chunky! Enjoy your time off and your reading :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Christine! I love big books :))Delete
Looks like a fun list! Enjoy your break! I have The Almost Nearly Perfect People out from the library at the moment now too, and I'm expecting it to be fluffy, fun, and informative.ReplyDelete
I'm about 1/3 through The Almost Nearly Perfect people. Parts of the book piss me off (the author has weird sense of humour at times....) but overall it's enjoyable.Delete
Are you really liking The Republic of Thieves more than Red Seas Under Red Skies?? It was the opposite for me, I didn't care much for the third book, although theater is always good and Sabetha's much-anticipated appearance was intriguing. Can's wait to hear your thoughts about the ending of this one!!ReplyDelete
Tbh I don't know what to think of The Republic of Thieves. I seem to have this problem with these books that once I read them, I am kinda into them, but I don't tend to pick them up very often. Weird? I'm enjoying the theatre-related plot as well :)Delete