Other than continuing with #ReadingValdemar and finding books starring fat women who don’t diet or date their way to happiness, my reading plans have continued to ride off the rails. After learning that my library was weeding out books I’d added a couple of years ago to my TBR on Goodreads, I realized the library is not a warehouse, and I need to move it if I want to avoid purchasing books or requesting them through ILL.
Title: Owlknight by Mercedes Lackey & Larry Dixon
Genre: fantasy series
Key Descriptors: cultural diversity, mystery, love, magic, family, cooperation
Why I’m Reading It: this is the last title that is part of #ReadingValdemar in 2019! It will conclude the OWL MAGE trilogy.
Title: White Elephant by Trish Harnetiaux
Genre: holiday fiction
Key Descriptors: murder, Christmas party gift exchange, similar to the film Clue
Why I’m Reading It: Anne @ I’ve Read This recommended the book a few days ago, and she and I have similar tastes. Plus, gotta have some stabbity reading for the holidays!
Title: Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin
Key Descriptors: women’s history, private life, tumultuous relationships, award-winning biography
Why I’m Reading It: I’ve gotten on a Shirley Jackson kick and have recently listened to Life Among the Savages and Raising Demons. This is a library book.
Title: Misadventures of a Curvy Girl by Sierra Simone
Genre: fat romance fiction
Key Descriptors: road trip, sexy men in Kansas, body acceptance, photography
Why I’m Reading It: you know I love reading about front-and-center fat women. I’m hoping for a sexy read, because those are always fun. This is also a library book and part of the “misadventures” collection.
Title: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Genre: women’s fiction
Key Descriptors: writing, poverty, love, England
Why I’m Reading It: I can’t remember which blogger recommended this to me, but I see Karissa and Laila have read it. The description about a teenage girl writing the comic yet sad lives of her family. This is a library book.
Title: Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
Genre: contemporary adult romance fat fiction
Key Descriptors: chronic illness, geek, bucket list
Why I’m Reading It: a new work celebrating fat women, and I want to show my support. This book also has loads of potential for diverse characters. Yet another library book!
Title: Dead Men’s Trousers by Irvine Welsh
Genre: drug culture, series
Key Descriptors: success, boredom, organ harvesting, friendship
Why I’m Reading It: this is the last book in the Trainspotting series (also called the Mark Renton series). Apparently, one of the four main characters — Spud, Sick Boy, Begbie, or Rents — will die. But which one? Everyone has a hard time choosing because the characters are equally awful and relatable.
Anything on my list that’s caught your interest or is on your own TBR? Let me know in the comments.