I’ve only got three books on the list list week and I’m probably kidding myself by thinking that the two novels will see any reading time when Firefly: A Celebration has arrived in the house. I’ll be lucky to pull my attention away from that one long enough to even glance at the others. At least the novels seem promising and have library due dates, whereas Firefly is a personal copy and can be read any time. Maybe the pressure of a return date will force me to give them their due. Or not…
- Who Do You Love, by Jennifer Weiner. I used to really enjoy Jennifer Weiner’s books, back when she wrote lighter chick-lit. Her more recent books have been more serious and dark and not really my thing. This one looks like it might be a return to her more whimsical style, with a story about two people who meet as kids, and then meet over and over again through the years. Here’s hoping.
- 100 Days of Happiness, by Fausto Brizzi. I’m a sucker for books and movies based on the question, “What would you do if you knew you only had a little time left to live?” This books is exactly that. The main character discovers he has 100 days left to live and sets out to live life as it should be lived. (It doesn’t hurt that the cover has doughnuts on it, my favorite forbidden food.)
- Firefly: A Celebration, by Joss Whedon. This one isn’t a library loan; I bought it with some birthday money as a gift to myself. I’m a huge Firefly fan and this book is an encyclopedic compendium of scripts, behind the scenes information, trivia, quotes, sketches, interviews and more. I look forward to devouring every single page. Probably multiple times.