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I FINALLY finished this book, by the way, so I need to review it.
This week for Top Ten Tuesday, we're thinking about the books we'd like to read this spring. Here are my choices:
1. Light in August by William Faulkner I've been making pretty good headway on this book...but at this point I can only read it sitting outside. I can't explain it. There's just something about Faulkner and being outside. I love it though. Lots of beautiful passages.
2. Travels with Myself and Another by Martha Gellhorn I've been reading this one already as well. I've been fighting the travel/adventure bug lately. This has helped tame it in some ways, but has also made it worse in others. For instance, I rode a camel yesterday because the opportunity presented itself.
3. Hotel Florida by Amanda Vaill Since I'm already reading a book BY Martha Gellhorn, I may as well read a book about her. This one describes her time in Spain with Hemingway. It will probably make the travel/adventure bug worse...
4. Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells I reread a book by Wells pretty much every spring and/or summer. I love how vividly she creates a place and time and I love these characters. Definitely comfort reading.
5. Twee: The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion, and Film by Marc Spitz One of my favorite things about working at a bookstore is all of the super random books I find on a regular basis (my paycheck, on the other hand, does not love this). I came across this book one day and immediately bought it. This seems like good spring reading.
6. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving I've been thinking about this book a lot lately. Seems like a good time to read it.
7. A Time to Kill by John Grisham This will be good reading as I begin to prepare for the LSAT, which I think I'm taking in June.
8. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson I've only read a few pages of this novel, but I think that springtime will be a prefect time to read it. I've heard that there are a lot of lovely prose passages and beautiful prose and spring just blend so well...
9. Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique I keep picking this one up. I think if I would just devote a couple of days to it, I would fly through. This is my plan.
10. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith Another one I reread almost every year. Something about the story is just perfect for reading in the warmer months. The book is so much about a love of reading and spring is when I most feel my simple, but intense love of reading.
There you have it. What is on your spring reading list?