After February, I tried doing away with my start-of-the-month post in favor of adding the TBR to my Sunday Lowdown posts. However, those Sunday posts are getting longer AND I’m not saying everything I want to — double donkey punch. So, I’m bringing this monthly to-read list back!
Title: Wilderness Tips by Margaret Atwood, published 1991.
Genre: short story collection
Key Descriptors: youth, passion, middle-age, complexities
Why I’m Reading It: this is the oldest book that I own on my TBR shelf. It was purchased in August of 2012 from, I believe, a garage sale. I’m also looking forward to getting some more short stories into my reading.
Title: The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston, published in 1976
Genre: immigration memoir
Key Descriptors: Chinese-American, tradition, school, laundry
Why I’m Reading It: this is the newest book on my my TBR shelf of books I own. I bought it as a used bookstore on a weekend adventure.
Title: Dust Bath Revival by Marianne Kirby, published in 2016
Genre: young adult horror
Key Descriptors: Florida, risen dead, government, conspiracy
Why I’m Reading It: This book was brought to my attention because it has a fat female protagonist and (I hope) will be a positive contribution to my fat reading goals.
Title: Winds of Fury by Mercedes Lackey, published in 1993
Genre: sword-and-sorcery fanasy
Key Descriptors: blood mage, strike attach, forgotten past
Why I’m Reading It: Jackie @ Death By Tsundoku and I are reading 16 Valdemar books this year (and several more in 2020). We’re on schedule and very proud of ourselves! This is book #10.
Title: No Visible Bruises by Rachel Louise Snyder, published in 2019
Genre: investigative journalism
Key Descriptors: domestic violence, closed-door terrorism, silence
Why I’m Reading It: I have so many library books I want to get to that I decided to read one per month. I heard about Snyder’s book on NPR and was moved to sever anger. I need to know more about this topic.
Title: Porno by Irvine Welsh
Genre: fiction novel
Key Descriptors: drugs, sex industry, Scotland
Why I’m Reading It: I’m trying to read one book per month I own that’s written by a man. My TBR of women is getting low, but the pile of guy books remains. I want to read Welsh’s entire Mark Renton series; this is book #3. I’ve already got a small head start on this novel.
Title: Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir by Janice Erlbaum, published 2006
Key Descriptors: high school, street life, New York City, 1980s
Why I’m Reading It: I’m trying to read more memoirs about women facing difficult situations and persevering.