I have a pretty ambitious reading plan for July, but it's one I'm excited about. My best reading month this year was January, and it was a month I scheduled my reading day-by-day. After a few months of slow reading, June picked up when I once again began scheduling to catch up on review commitments and personal reading goals. I hope to do the same each month (as long as it's working!) Regardless, here's what I hope to spend my July reading:
- A Good Hard Look by Ann Napolitano
- Grace Williams Says It Loud by Emma Henderson (I am woefully behind on my Orange Prize reading, and Jackie even sent me a copy of this one all the way from England. It's first on my list!)
- The Privileges by Jonathan Dee (a 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist)
- Comedy in a Minor Key by Hans Keilson (2011 finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction)
- Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna (also from the Orange Prize shortlist)
- French Lessons by Ellen Sussman (for Paris in July)
- The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht (it won the Orange Prize after all)
- Next to Love by Ellen Feldman (I adored Scottsboro and have been waiting on this one!)
- When I Lived in Modern Times by Linda Grant (2000 Orange Prize winner)
- I Curse the River of Time by Per Petterson (shortlisted for the 2011 Independent Foreign Fiction Award)
- Close Your Eyes by Amanda Eyre Ward
- The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson
Now tell me: what are you most looking forward to reading this month?
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