Tristram Shandy, Highway 12 and The Three Roosevelts--these three I'll be carrying over and reading this month (and possibly for months to come, although I am halfway through the Roosevelts).
Otherwise, I'll be reading from the stack below in September:
On top is Carlo Emilio Gagga's That Awful Mess on the Via Merulana, a "sublimely different detective story" according to the back cover of my NYRB Classics edition, that I'll be reading for the R.I.P. Challenge. Fascist Italy, destiny, philosophy and a foreward by Italo Calvino--I'm very much looking forward to starting this one.
There's no excuse for letting Wallace Stegner's Angle of Repose languish for so long on the shelf; it's off now and won't go back on until I've finished it.
I never thought I'd find D.H. Lawrence the least bit appealing. But I've read 400 pages of Sons and Lovers so far this weekend--my first Outmoded Authors Challenge selection--and I have to say I wish I'd given him a chance years ago. With any luck, I'll finish this one before the holiday's over.
I'll be reading a second selection for the R.I.P. Challenge, Joseph Conrad's "The Shadow Line." I wonder if I'll be the only one reading a tale of a haunted ship?
Accompanying me to the primary on Sept. 11 and and my flight to Utah will be the anthology Feeling Very Strange.
Andrei Makine's The Woman Who Waited will be discussed by the Slaves of Golconda on Sept. 30.
And I hope to find time for Margaret Drabble's The Sea Lady, Richard Russo's Bridge of Sighs and Andromeda Romano-Lax's The Spanish Bow.
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