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?


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I have a few of the same ones I'm hoping to get to soon (this summer)....I Hadn't Understood, Into the Woods and Telegraph Avenue --we'll see how that goes LOL enjoy your summer

bermudaonion said...

Good luck! I've given up on making reading lists because I never stick with it - I get distracted by shiny new books.

logankstewart said...

Seeing that ARC of The Twelve fills me with all sorts of jealousy. Can't wait to read that one. I probably should refresh myself on The Passage first, but we'll see.

Ryan said...

I have to admit, Love Songs from a Shallow Grave is an awesome title.

JoAnn said...

Crime fiction July sounds pretty exciting. I've been wanting to read Tana French for ages...

Sandy Nawrot said...

My lists change every day! Haha! I'm very fickle. But so far they have been driven by new books that are coming out that I want to review and support. I'll slip in a few other decadent ones as well (I just finished The Photographer!!!). I keep checking the library website for The Twelve audio. Keep checking, keep checking. I want to be first in line. And my advice would be to READ TANA FRENCH. Cause I'm going to have her babies.

Anonymous said...

the Tana French is the only one I've read but after The City and the City, I'm actually not sure that crime is my thing. Do have fun, I'm doing FABULOUS on my summer reading plans. June has been amazing for me!

Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

I cannot even express eloquently enough how jealous I am that you are reading The Twelve. Ack. I am so envious!

I'm reading Stephen King's The Stand and loving every page!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to be mentioning Ben H.Winters' The Last Policeman in my June bookconscious blog and Mindful Reader column. He calls it a "pre-apocalyptic police procedural" on his website and its a hoot. Add it to your crime pile -- it could be a nice beach or hammock read.