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Library Haul and Reading List 7/17/15

Library Haul and Reading List 7/17/15

I haven’t been reading as much as I intended to this summer. In fact, I’ve barely qualified for the prizes in the library’s summer reading program! I’ve checked out just enough books to stay ahead of the cutoff line. Things have just been hectic. Fun and exciting, but hectic. Ah, well. Summer will soon be over and it’ll be back to the regular grind, so if my serious reading has to wait until September, so be it.

  • Fight Club, by Chuck Palahniuk. (Borrowed in eBook format, so not pictured.) I checked this one out for one reason: Everyone keeps telling me I have to read it and that it will change my life. On the surface the subject matter doesn’t appeal to me, but since I’m always up for having my life changed, I checked it out. I’ll let you know.
  • Jeneration X, by Jen Lancaster. Lancaster is a fellow child of the 80’s and I thought this book, which chronicles her efforts to become an “adult” in her 40’s, would resonate with me. I enjoy a good humorous memoir, particularly if there are pop culture references that can make me laugh and reminisce.
  • The Woman Who Stole My Life, by Marian Keyes. I’ve enjoyed all of Keyes’s books. This one is a complicated tale of a woman who ends up sick and in the hospital, only to emerge into the real world to discover that her doctor has written a memoir of her illness. This is the kind of stuff I catastrophize about.
  • The Witch Hunter, by Virginia Boecker. My realistic YA binge is on hold and I’m back to fantasy. This one is an alternate history tale about a girl who is a witch hunter in the employ of the king in 16th century England. That is, until she’s arrested for witchcraft herself.

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