For the first time in a long time I have a to-be-read list. This is glorious.
It is somewhat lengthy, but this is not a problem. I went at last two Saturdays ago, and within four days of going to the library I had completed The Last of the Mohicans and Pioneer Girl. If I could write as fast as I read it would be great, but like reading quickly, it would have downsides. Reading and writing are similar in this respect; you’re in a hurry to finish to see what happens, yet you want to take time to savor the experience. (I’m that way, anyhow.)
But I digress.
#1. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (Re-read, and already finished it.)
I read this a few years back but I don’t recall much of the story, so I decided to give it another try and see if I enjoy it more this time around.
#2. Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley
I first heard of Christopher Morley from Hanna-col at Hanna-col Writes. (If you’re not following her yet you really ought to. Her finds are pure gold.) I haven’t read any of his books yet, so I’m looking forward to this one, in which the story revolves around a bookshop-on-wheels and its owner. (I mean, really, how bad can that be?)
#3. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fennimore Cooper.
Recommended by a friend and already finished! Review coming sometime in the future.
#4 & 5. The Secret of Chimneys and The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie
I was thinking about trying Agatha Christie but I was completely overwhelmed by the sheer number of titles there are to choose from. 😄 Then Elisabeth from The Second Sentence shared a review of these books, paralleling them to a couple of books by P. G. Wodehouse that I’m familiar with and I decided I would start there. 😀 I broke a cardinal rule of reading and watched a film adaption of Seven Dials before reading the book, and I enjoyed it immensely. (Considering it borrowed whole dialogues from the original book I’m pretty sure it was a true adaption, but I’m curious to see if the novel ever mentions who messed with all the clocks and took one away, because that was never addressed.)
#6. The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Re-read)
Because Sherlock Holmes is always a good idea.
#7. Prester John by John Buchan
This adventure story set in colonial South Africa was my first not-Hannay Buchan read. I already finished it and a review is coming soon.
#8 & 9. Joy in the Morning and The Code of the Woosters by P. G. Wodehouse
I have Leave it to Psmith, A Damsel in Distress, and Very Good, Jeeves under my belt, and I am ready for a foray into these two Jeeves and Wooster novels. I think after these I will try to get my hands on one of the Blandings saga.
#1. Pioneer Girl, The Annotated Autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Sort of self-explanatory. 😀 Already read it! Review coming next.
#2. Handbook for Spies by Alexander Foote
Rachel Heffington talked about this book in her recent vlog on Lipstick and Gelato and I was instantly curious. I do love a good spy story, and this one is true, too.
#3. Avenue of Spies by Alex Kershaw
Another spy book. (I told ya’.) This one is also a true WWII story, about an American doctor in Paris who gets swept up in the French Resistance. I am awaiting its arrival on my front porch with bated breath.
SO, what are y’all reading this season? Tell me all about it and please leave a recommendation! 😀