Summer reading


With a lighter class load for the summer and the library I work for closed on Fridays during July and August, I’m hoping to get a lot of reading done in the next few months. Spending all of my time around books and bibliophiles, as well as reading a lot of book abstracts for collection development has made me itchy to read more. I miss reading whole books in one leisurely sitting like I used to during undergraduate.

My list so far:

  1. The Man Without Qualities – Robert Musil
  2. Pacific – Tom Drury*
  3. A Tale for the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki*
  4. A Month in the Country – J.L. Carr
  5. Year Zero – Rob Reid
  6. The Lifespan of a Fact – John D’Agata
  7. By Blood – Ellen Ullman
  8. How a Person Should Be? – Shelia Heti
  9. Hard Rain Falling – Don Carpenter
  10. Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States – Bill Bryson
  11. Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian – Avi Steinberg
  12. The Ten Thousand Things – Maria Dermoût
  13. Far North – Marcel Theroux
  14. The Death and Life of Great American Cities – Jane Jacobs
  15. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting – Milan Kundera
  16. Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers – Mary Roach
  17. The Illusion of Separateness – Simon Van Booy
  18. After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story – Michael Hainey

*New books by favorite authors

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