Monday, October 4, 2010

October's Theme: Hardcovers

I've decided to spend the rest of 2010 doing theme months: rather than pick books out at random I'm going to try organized chaos and provide myself with a little structure.

Here's the schedule, subject to change:
  • October: Hardcover books
  • November: Russian books
  • December: 2010 releases I've not yet read
My list for October:
  • The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson
  • To the End of the Land, by David Grossman
  • The Bells, by Richard Harvell
  • The Fifth Servant, by Kenneth Wishnia
  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender
  • Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English, by Natasha Solomons
That's in no particular order. The idea is to make an effort to dig into my hardcover stash; most of these I actually went out and bought, so I really should read them, and those that I didn't, I requested specifically, so I really should read them. And they've all gotten raves from people I respect and whose taste I share, so I really should read them.

I'll review them as I finish them but I'll continue reviewing other books, too.

If by some miracle I finish them all, there are more in the piles...