August Reading

images-1.jpgThis month I have gone back through the suggested reading list of the first half of the year and selected twenty titles I should read to take my own suggests. I did this last year and it was quite successful; this year I’m not as optimistic.

My mind hasn’t been focused on reading the last few weeks. I’m getting around better and better but my eyes are still sketchy so I have been ensnared in bingeing on Netflix and HBO series watched on my computer or even my iPhone. For some reason Harry Bosch or Billy McBride or OITNB keeps me staring at the computer with only short pauses for Bill Maher and John Oliver.

Let’s see if I can make a dent in this month’s reading pool … and still keep up with Orphan Black and Sharper Objects. Here’s the list:

  1. The Lime Tree — César Aira
  2. God: A Human History — Reza Aslan
  3. Robert B. Parker’s Slow Burn — Ace Atkins
  4. A Good Day for Seppuku — Kate Braverman
  5. Elegy For My Beat Generation — Neeli Cherkovski
  6. Persuader — Lee Child
  7. Smile — Roddy Doyle
  8. The Woman In the Window — A. J. Finn
  9. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon — David Grann
  10. Paris in the Present Tense: A Novel — Mark Helprin
  11. The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories — Denis Johnson
  12. Spring — Karl Ove Knausgaard
  13. The Mars Room — Rachel Kushner
  14. The Neighborhood — Mario Vargas Llosa
  15. Quincannon — Bill Pronzini
  16. The Greek Coffin Mystery — Ellery Queen
  17. Calypso — David Sedaris
  18. Spy of the First Person — Sam Shepard
  19. Parking Lot Attendant — Nafkote Tamirat
  20. Death of a Red Heroine — Qui Xiaolong

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