On the first day of the year, I laid out my 2018 reading goals. Here’s what’s on the list for February:
#1 Fat Fiction: I’ll be reading Fat Assassins by Marita Fowler. I found this self-published book on Amazon!
Brief Description: “Southern style sweet potatoes Shasta and Ulyssa have stuck together through thick and thin since their escape from third grade fat camp. But on one dark day, they both find themselves unemployed. . . . they settle for an exterminator job. Confusing mafia lingo leaves the girls thinking they’re being interviewed to cope with a rodent infestation..”
#2 The Oldest Book Shelved on Goodreads: Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion was shelved August 6, 2011.
Brief Description: “This classic collection of journalism defined the state of America during the upheaval of the sixties revolution. The essays feature barricades and bombings, mass murders and kidnapped heiresses.”
#3 Newest Book Shelved on Goodreads: God, The Moon, and Other Megafauna by Kellie Wells is a book I procured at Wells’s recent reading at the University of Notre Dame.
Brief Description: “. . . populated with the world’s castoffs, cranks, and inveterate oddballs, the deeply aggrieved, the ontologically challenged, the misunderstood mopes that haunt the shadowy wings of the world’s main stage.”
#4 Random Pick: Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi was chosen for my book club this month.
Brief Description: “Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bold and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics.”