February Was Weird

images.jpgDespite the limited number of days in this last month, historically I have pumped up my reading process and put January to shame … usually. This time it was just average and other than a couple of titles, not very memorable. Will March comes in like a lion and crush all expectations?


First, I decided to read the complete Wool cycle (there are many more by this author). I first heard of the original Wool novel as samizdat, eventually read it, enjoyed it, wasn’t sure of all the hype. Now I’m going back for the four following books to get the “big picture.” I’m also starting Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy. I have read an enjoyed VanderMeer in all his weirdness and have been wanting to start this trilogy: I guess it took the movie (which I will not see until it’s on cable) to poke me into action.

Most of the other books in the pool are either new or re-cycled from earlier attempts to get them read.All in all, it looks like a good list.

Join me …

  1. Mansfield Park — Jane Austen
  2. Some of Us Had Been Threatening Our Friend Colby — Donald Barthelme
  3. London Bridge — Louis-Ferdinand Céline
  4. Switchblade — Michael Connely
  5. The Monk of Mocha — Dave Eggers
  6. Money Shot — Christa Faust
  7. The Woman In the Window — A. J. Finn
  8. Wool 2 – Proper Gauge — Hugh Howey
  9. Wool 3 – Casting Off — Hugh Howey
  10. Wool 4 – The Unraveling — Hugh Howey
  11. Wool 5 – The Stranded — Hugh Howey
  12. The Blue Bedspread — Raj Kamal Jha
  13. The Howling Miller — Arto Paasilinna
  14. Lives of the Saints — Nino Ricci
  15. The Humbling — Philip Roth
  16. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights — Salman Rushdie
  17. Frankenstein In Baghdad — Ahmed Saadawi
  18. Lizard Radio — Pat Schmatz
  19. Maigret and the Dead Girl — Georges Simenon
  20. Annihilation — Jeff VanderMeer

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