For a few months I’ve tried having a TBR but the last couple months have been major failures. Doesn’t work with my Goldfish-like attention span. And I don’t want to apologize for not reading certain books, so I’m doing away with a list.
In these ‘Happenings’ I’m just going to highlight a book or two that I’m excited to read in the upcoming month.
I also want to use this monthly re-cap as a place to announce my ‘Classic Club’ read of the month.
What’s that, you might be asking? (Or not, I’m answering either way)
I decided to go back to my roots and read more classics. While I love trying to keep up to date with current books, I want to make sure I’m not overlooking the ‘good stuff’.
Starting this month I’m joining Classics Club, a blog I found that challenges other book bloggers to read at least fifty classics within five years. Once we complete a novel on our list, we link it back to the main site so the discussion can begin!
I decided to keep with fifty but plan on completing in four years, which is about a book a month (two months will be double booked – pun intended).
For the month of June I’ll be reading Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.
My list is mainly American and European, but I want to experience classics from other cultures too. Heck, I don’t think I’ve even read literature from Africa, which is a shame.
I’ll be shooting to have my review of Things Fall Apart out mid-month.
Hope everyone has a great start to their summer!