For the remainder of MARCH, I'm trying to finish up some fiction:
This excites me. I'm going to TRY to make this an all-nonfiction month. I always put nonfiction on the backburner, even though I always enjoy it while I'm reading it. I will include memoirs (which people other than me seem to unabashedly classify as nonfiction, whereas I think it toes the line. Not because I doubt the verity of the words on the page, but because most memoirs read to me more like fiction, although maybe that's just me -- so it's not going to be all dry and factual, since I reach for memoir as readily as I do novels).
I was all set to read (finally finally) Toxic Friends: The Antidote for Women Stuck in Complicated Friendships, after I asked my readers to tell me which nonfiction book they wanted me to read in March, but then I got this idea of devoting a month to nonfiction in April, so I needed to finish some novels in March.
So it's at the top of the list. I also ended up carrying over the memoir that I was really looking forward to reading
- Toxic Friends: The Antidote for Women Stuck in Complicated Friendships
- Hear No Evil: My Story of Innocence, Music, and the Holy Ghost
- From Every End of This Earth: 13 Families and the New Lives They Made in America
- Virginia Hamilton: Speeches, Essays, and Conversations
- Real World Parents: Christian Parenting for Families Living in the Real World
- The Book of Awesome: Snow Days, Bakery Air, Finding Money in Your Pocket, and Other Simple, Brilliant Things
- Confessions of a Rebel Debutante
- Making Toast
- This Is Not The Story You Think It Is: A Season of Unlikely Happiness
- When Did I Get Like This?: The Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-Chicken-Nugget-Buyer, and Other Mothers I Swore I'd Never Be
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Common Threads
- Never Tell Our Business to Strangers: A Memoir
I'm even sticking to the goal in this category, since I recently bought Columbine on sale at audible.com. I've heard that it's an excellent nonfiction book, and I think I'm really going to enjoy it.
Exceptions -- are books that I read to/with my kids.
I am curious to see if I will end up reading less this month, or maybe more (because I am pushing towards my goal?).
I'd like to get around to reading The Book Thief, which I bought when I saw it on sale, but who knows?
I also might read a Hardy Boys book for the Children's Classics Mystery Challenge. I already met my goal (of 1 book over the 6 months!), but I might try for this one too.
Some novels sitting on my shelf:
Secret Daughter: A Novel
A Good Confession
North of Beautiful
As Young As We Feel
I will probably need to catch up on some review novels that are offered to me in April, and I'm sure I'll still be chewing on some of the nonfiction.
I'd actually like to make finishing all of that nonfiction sometime this Spring as a primary goal. So I'll probably focus on that, along with the fiction above, and any review copies that I have accepted. Seeing this list, I think that I will be careful about what I accept.