I recently did a Top Ten Tuesday on books from 2014 that I meant to read, but didn't. As I went around my shelves pulling books, I realized that there were quite a few from 2013 that I wanted to read but still hadn't gotten to either. I decided that it was worth a post as well.
1. The Most of Nora Ephron I've read most of this one. It does a fantastic job of pulling together pieces from throughout Ephron's career, both in terms of timespan and breadth--it has journalistic pieces and her screenplay for When Harry Met Sally and the entirety of her novel Heartburn. She was absolutely fascinating. She saw so much and wrote about it so well. Definitely a career to envy.
2. The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan I've started this one before. I know that it looks at different marriages and relationships and shows how they are all different. One of the early stories/scenes/characters was kind of off-putting to me, so I need to push past that because I really want to read this one! Plus I love the cover. :)
3. A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel True, Volume One 1907-1940 by Victoria Wilson I was SOOOOO excited when this biography came out. I love classic movies, though I haven't seen anything with Stanwyck. From the jacket description, it sounds like she lived an extremely interesting life. Can't wait to learn more!
4. Lexicon by Max Barry This came with my first BookRiot box. I don't know much about it at all. On its surface, it doesn't sound like a me book. But I can't help being rather fascinated by it. I need to just dive in.
5. Lookaway, Lookaway by Wilton Barnhardt This family just sounds crazy. The family it depicts sounds crazy. It definitely brings to mind that it doesn't matter how you feel, it only matters how you look. It would be nice to delve into someone else's crazy so that mine looks less so by comparison. At least, I hope it looks less so...though my life has reminded me a lot of As I Lay Dying lately.
6. One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson All I really have to say about this one is "yes, please!" I loved Bryson's A Walk in the Woods. I love reading about the 1920s. I love Babe Ruth (I've been wanting to rewatch the first few episodes of Baseball lately). I think that this will be an awesome read!
I think I'll feel better about my life if I can just get through these six reads from going on two years ago. Maybe not. But there have been some really awesome books coming out in the past few years and I just want to read them all. Where should I start? You know, once I have a free moment...