reading goal: 25 books - at least 3 non-fiction books
if a single book spans more than one month of reading, it is catagorized in the month I finished it.
Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
picked up a copy at my fave used book store while on vacation. familiar with the musical first; I couldn't help but hear the music of the prologue while reading the first chapter.
Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
I gave a little presentation on this one for book club. Sam Vimes is right up there with the all-time great Sams.
Men At Arms by Terry Pratchett
I'm on a mission to read all the books about the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, just not in order :)
Snuff by Terry Pratchett
Sam Vimes on vacation! Shout out to Stephen Briggs, btw. He is a great reader, and his involvement with Discworld runs deep. If you're going to listen to Pratchett, he's the narrator you want.
Under the Tuscan Sun: at Home in Italy by Frances Mayes
book club goes overseas!
on the shelf
The Long Game 1996-2003: The Inside Story of How the BBC Brought Back Doctor Who by Paul Hayes
after hearing Paul Hayes on The Doctor Who Show podcast, I was curious enough about this book to buy it. there may as well be a sticker on the cover that reads "for Whovians only" but nevertheless it is a worthwhile read and offers insight into the inner workings of the BBC. it's just, uh, dense.
Beowulf: A New Translation by Maria Dahvana Headley
started in april 2021 and was enjoying it right up until I set it aside! I am a distracted reader, but keen to pick this one back up.
- The Broken Places by Frances Peck (« I know her!)
- The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett
- The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson
- Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex by Angela Chen
- The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin