Sunday, July 1, 2018
July Reading Stack
There were six books in my reading stack for June, and three were not completed. City of God, by Augustine, will not be done until the end of the year, and I only started The Long Winter a few days ago, which should be done in a few more days. The one book I did not start at all was Beak House, by Dickens. It just did not happen.
Of the books I completed: Utopia was dull, Tess of D'Urbervilles was haunting; but my most engrossing read, which took up most of my reading time, was Testament of Youth, by Vera Brittain.
Now it is July, and here is the plan:
Continue reading City of God. This is amazing ancient literature.
"The True End of Civil Government," by John Locke, for TWEM Histories project.
A Woman's Education, by Jill Ker Conway. This is the continuation of the author's life, after she left Australia and came to America. *NOTE: I totally messed up my book stack image. Swap out The Road From Coorain, by the same author, for this book. I truly am so tired from lack of sleep in the month of June; therefore, I am not surprised I did this.
The Republic of Imagination, by Azar Nafisi. Also a continuation of the author's life, in America, after leaving Iran. It's bookish-related, too.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It is time to begin reading Austen all over again.
Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, the next book in the Little House-athon read-along.
I should finish most of these books, particularly because my schedule is freed up for July. I also need to learn how to read in the middle of the night when my brain refuses to sleep. I have not been myself the entire month of June, but instead of taking advantage of sleepless nights, I tried to fight it -- and lost every time (meaning, I tossed and turned and woke up late and exhausted every morning).
So maybe July will be better, I hope. At least, I am definitely excited to get started on several of these.