Tuesday 6 July 2010

Books I Would Like To Read In July.

I am probably being rather ambitious with my reading this month, especially after reading so few books last month, but I really want to get all the following books read.

I am desperate to finish reading about Alabama on my American journey so that I can move on and I have four books left to read.

1) Crazy in Alabama by Mark Childress

2)Gods in Alabama by Joshlyn Jackson

3) Scottsboro by Ellen Feldman

4) Looking for Alaska by John Green which is actually set in Alabama. Strange I know!

I want to finally get around to reading Dear Daddy Long Legs again, which is my favourite book from my childhood. This edition also includes the author's second book, Dear Enemy.

Boneshaker is left over from last month and I have to read the Stephanie Meyer one soon.

I also hope to read the following four library books I picked up.

1) The Red House Mystery by A.A. Milne ( yes Winnie the Pooh's author) I found this over at Nymeth's blog and knew I needed to read it.

2) The Blackstone Key by Rose Melikan

3) Good Evening Mrs Craven,the Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes ( a Persephone, lush!)

4) Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan. A lovely graphic book which hopefully won't take long to read.

Keep your fingers crossed I can reach my target.


  1. I hope you get to read Boneshaker, waiting for the review :)

  2. Keeping my fingers crossed, good luck.

    Fascinating to read of the book by A.A. Milne, please be sure to let us know what you think of it.

  3. Good luck with your reading goal. You can do it! I've heard good things about Gods in Alabama. I'll be looking forward to your thoughts on that one.

  4. That is an ambitious list - but what a fun July you are going to have!

    I am so pleased to hear that you are writing another story. Let's continue to encourage one another - as I have lapsed back into research mode and have not written for two days now :(

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  6. Good luck to you! I find it so amazing that you're going such in depth on your American road trip!

  7. Mark Childress is a fantastic author! Keeping my fingers crossed. :)

  8. Bree Tanner is a very short read - you could probably knock it out in a single day, which would be oh so motivating to get the ball rolling!

  9. Good luck with your goals! Maybe I would do better with mine if I'd make them public.

  10. Wow, that's amazing! I never read as much as you do! :)

  11. Blodeuedd - I hope so too!

    Petty Witter - I am quite excited by that one.

    Kaye - I feel like Gods in Alabama has been on my list forever. Must read it this month.

    Molly - I hope you get back into your writing tomorrow. It is hard, when we get distracted.

    Amanda - I may have got a bit carried away with Alabama. I might do less books for my next stop.

    J.kaye - thank you. Glad to hear Childress is good. I have never heard of him before.

    Jen - I am glad to hear it is a quick read. I do hope I can read it in one day, that would definitely help me get through my list.

    Kathy - I am not sure whether revealing my list is a good thing or not. I will let you know if I read them all.

    Nikola - neither do I at the moment.

  12. Good luck Viv! I'm lucky if I can get through 5 books a month lately.

  13. I'll keep my fingers cross for you, Vivienne! I stil have Boneshaker on my shelf too and hope to read that soon. Tales From Outer Suburbia is wonderful! Oh I hope you enjoy it. The stories are great and the artwork is just magical.

  14. I absolutely LOVED looking for Alaska. I hope you do as well.

  15. I have complete faith in you, Vivienne! But I'll wish you GOOD LUCK anyway. :D

  16. Good luck with the list. It worked well for me in May, but not in June...LOL

  17. I loved both Scottsboro and Looking for Alaska - so, so good!

  18. Good luck with your reading! You've been so ambitious with the states reading, and I really admire that. I had no idea Looking For Alaska was set in Alabama. It's one of those books that's been on my TBR list for several years (since it came out) and I still haven't read it (even though I own it).

  19. Good luck getting everything read! Tales from Outer Suburbia is a book that you can read in an hour but you'll want to go back and look at all of the images that Tan created. Boneshaker is a great book. Happy reading!

  20. Good luck, Viv! I hope you'll manage to read all the books you've listed here (and more). :D


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