Soon my friend Jewel and I will be picking up the rather daunting tombe The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, but first we will be reading Slaughterhouse Five in memory of the late Kurt Vonnegut. Aside from those two, I have a few new books recently placed on my List of Books I MUST Have:
The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden sounds wonderful (And as I read the article I am now confliced as to whether I want to order the original British version (as I do with all the Harry Potter books), or buy the American version.). Yeah, I know it's supposed to be just for boys, but who's to say that girls can't do all that hunting, fishing, skinning rabbits, making go-karts, playing marbles and skipping stones stuff? In fact, my dad taught me to skip stones and fish (including putting a squirming worm on a hook, and gutting and cleaning the fish we caught) and how to use a power mower and change a tire (or was that my grandpa? Now I suddenly can't remember.) and all kinds of boy-type things. So anyway, yeah, this book is on my list.
The Stone Rose by Jacqueline Rayner. I haven't been reading any of the books associated with the new, updated Doctor Who series (which is awesome, btw!), and honestly hadn't planned to, but this book sounds like it might be pretty good. Even better, I might just download the audio version, so I can listen to it while I'm dozing on the bus.
Living with Eeyore by Elizabeth Baker. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by negativity, and no matter how hard I try to stay positive, upbeat and cheerful, there always seems to be someone around to bring me down, whether they mean to or not.
Yeah, I know I have something like 40 books to read this year, but what can I say? I LOVE BOOKS!!!