I've mentioned many, many times how Doctor Zhivago almost ruined my desire to read completely. Reading it in January last year was a terrible idea. I've read many books since then, but I read about a third the amount last year that I had read the year before. Thankfully, "Reading Is So Delicious" (as well as revised interest in book clubs) is drawing me back out. It turns out external incentives are working--at least for me.
My goal for the summer is to read fifteen books, one of which is food related (for a total of four entries in the raffle). Here's what I have mapped out so far:
1. The Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayers
2. The Big Short by Michael Lewis
3. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
1. Portuguese Irregular Verbs by Alexander McCall Smith (this is a reread for me, but I love his Von Igelfeld series. I'm listening to the audiobook when I drive to work)
2. When I Was a Child I Read Books by Marilynne Robinson
3. The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton (another reread--this is one of my favorites)
4. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (I'm listening to the audiobook when I ride my bike to work)
- The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan (I've wanted to read this for some time, and this would count as a food-related book)
- Home Coffee Roasting: Romance and Revival by Kenneth Davids (Yes, my love of coffee is branching into the more arcane areas of coffee enjoyment)
- The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs by Alexander McCall Smith (my favorite of the series)
- The Name of the Rose by Umberto Ecco (I've wanted to read this for a long time. I made it halfway through once, but circumstances drew me away. I'd love to finish this one.)
- Moneyball by Michael Lewis (I really enjoyed The Big Short, and I have this one as an e-book.)
Any suggestions for my to-read lists? Looking for any suggestions for your summer reading? Feel free to leave a comment (I try to respond).