This week The Broke and the Bookish ask us about our current reading plans for the spring are. I have a love/hate relationship with these posts: I love to make plans and get excited about books to come, but I hate the fact that I know I may not follow the plan (I am a planner, so this is sort of a set up to fail, which I also hate). Nonetheless, let's focus on the love part:
Antigone by Sophocles: I am teaching this play next, so I have to reread it (for the fourth time...). If I was really ambitious I'd read the two plays that come before again, but I don't think I'm feeling that much Sophocles right now.
After the Parade by Lori Ostlund: I honestly don't even know what this book is about, but it's our next department book club selection so I'll be starting it soon!
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid: I have read one of his other book, How to Get Filthy Rich in Asia, and loved it, so when I heard this new one had some magical realism I was all about ordering it.
Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson: I loved Family Fang, so I am excited to see if his new one is as good.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman: I hear this one is an easier read that's incredibly endearing. I could use some of that.
The Tempest by William Shakespeare: I want to reread this before I read Margaret Atwood's newest.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi: Finally! I am the last one on the planet?
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett: I am currently enamored with Patchett and am resisting reading everything she has written that I have not yet gotten to.
The Women by TC Boyle: I made a new best friend in line at Target the other day and for some reason Wright's name came up in the best four minute conversation ever and I remembered this book (this guy was probably seventy-five and we totally bonded over chocolate cereal, UCLA v USC, Bass Lake, and whatever else we crammed into the conversation).
The Restrain of Beasts by Magnus Mills: I have no idea what this is about except a friend brought it back from Greece for us last year and it's supposedly hilarious.