Hey there, Top Ten Tuesday people! It seems like you all have a blast every Tuesday, so I thought I would join in. Here are ten of the books I am psyched to read this summer:
1. The Interestings
Picked it up from the library this weekend - hooray!
2. Night Film
Marisha Pessl, it has been a long time since Special Topics in Calamity Physics, ok?
3. A Guide to Being Born: Stories
Ramona Ausubel's novel No One Is Here Except All of Us was one of my favorite books of last year. I can't wait to read her stories.
4. When Women Were Birds
After hearing Rebecca Schinsky rave about this book on Bookriot, I knew I needed to check it out. After her mother dies, a woman sets about the task of reading the journals her mother left to her. But all of the journals are blank...Intriguing, right?
5. The Arabian Nights
I've been fascinated with Shahrazad since I was a child. And look at this pretty edition my husband got for me!
6. Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art
Madeleine L'Engle is so much more than that lady who wrote A Wrinkle in Time (although I do adore that book!). She is perhaps the closest thing we get to a 20th century saint, aside from Mother Theresa, and I am determined to read every word she has written.
7. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
I know, I know - last to the party. I picked it up at my library's book sale and I am excited to finally read it.
8 and 9. The books of Rainbow Rowell (Attachments and Eleanor and Park)
Everyone and their mother are raving about the hilarious writing of Rainbow Rowell. This is the summer I will finally understand what they are talking about.
10. Started Early, Took My Dog
Kate Atkinson is a genius, I think. I loved her book Life After Life this year and Started Early, Took My Dog is the latest edition in her Jackson Brodie series. I would say it's a mystery, but that is just scraping the surface of Atkinson's insightful writing and unforgettable characters.
What will you be reading this summer?