Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Summer Reading Part Two: My Summer Reading Plans!

Now, first of all I rarely keep to my plans when it comes to reading. I have great intentions but I almost always get distracted by something. So here's what I'd like to read this summer- we'll see what actually happens!

You all know I'm deep into The Twelve, Justin Cronin's followup to his smash The Passage. So I don't need to talk about that any more! (October, Random House)

The key phrase for July will be "crime fiction." I've been collecting different authors and reading some of them but of course I'm way behind. Here's my stack:

I don't expect to get through all of these. I don't expect to get through most of them. But I will get through some. I will be reading some new releases as well. That can't be helped. I'm always tempted by the new-book table and my galleys.

First and foremost, I'll be participating in a pre-publication readalong of Michael Chabon's new novel Telegraph Avenue. I can't wait to dig into this. The readalong is hosted by Emily of As the Crowe Flies (And Reads). (September, HarperCollins) Look for the posts on Tuesdays in July.

Some recent and upcoming titles I'll be sampling this summer include
The Dead Do Not Improve, by Jay Caspian Kang (August, Hogarth Press),
The Forgiven, by Lawrence Osborne (September, Hogarth Press),
Laura Lamont's Life In Pictures, by Emma Straub (September, Riverhead)
Yok, by Tim Davys (July, HarperCollins), and more.

Otherwise, and for August, I'll be pulling things off my TBR shelf at random. Some of things I'm considering:

How Green Was My Valley, by Richard Llewellyn
The Artificial Silk Girl, by Irmgard Keun
Crusoe's Daughter, by Jane Gardam
I Hadn't Understood, by Diego da Silva
The Inquisitory, by Robert Pinget
The Third Policeman, by Flann O'Brien

And so much more!
But enough about me. What are you reading this summer?