Bookworms, after the delay of deliver with The Burning God, I have had to reset my reading goals for the rest of the year and now, I have come to a conclusion. I have already started the Liveship Traders trilogy and that’s fantasy enough for me. So, while I am doing that, I might want to pick up some standalone books, something that won’t be too complicated and something I could read while I am also reading the complex world of Liveship Traders. These are all part of my physical tbr so if even one of them gets read, I will be a very happy bunny. Also, chances are that I might end up reading a couple from the list and a couple that were never even considered. That’s how my reading goes, so, beware of the monthly wrap for December, I guess.
So, here’s the list of possible contenders for this:
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
This is a decades long family drama that has made me very curious for a long time. It is also a short enough that I won’t feel too worried about the length of the book. Luckily, it also happens to be part of the physical tbr of backlist reads. So, if I managed to read it then it would be one more book crossed off of my list.
The Carpet Weaver by Nemat Sadat
This is a story of two people in love who are gay and in Afghanistan in 1970s. You can imagine the angst that’s coming up for me. So, yeah. I have been meaning to read this one for so long and I just never ended up picking it up so. I am going to do that if I can, in December.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Who hasn’t read Little Women? Me, that’s who. I have managed to not read this one till now, so I might rectify that. It all depends though, this is a particularly dicey one because it’s a classic and sometimes, while I am reading something very big (fantasy) book, I can’t really keep up with classics. Still, it’s there in the maybe pile.
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
The premise really makes me intrigued where as the few reviews I have seen make me a bit anxious about picking it up. However, I think it’s been sitting on my shelves long enough. So, I might as well see what’s what about this book. It’s supposedly a story about performative allyship and I am very interested in that so hopefully, it won’t let me down. I am going in with no expectations.
The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
This is another book that’s been gathering dust in my bookshelves and I have heard some pretty amazing things about it. So, ideally, it should have been read already. But, it’s me, so it’s not even picked up yet.
I have deliberately kept books of different genres in here so that if I don’t feel like reading one genre, I have another ready. So, here’s to hoping I read at least two of these. Who knows though?