Saturday, April 18, 2015

Book Update 2015~ Making Up My Mind

Popping in here for a little "Saturday Culture." In case you missed it, I wrote up my Books I Hope to Read in 2015 back on January 8. I want to update that post, since my reading and reading plan has changed just a tiny bit, based on my "Books I Want to Read" board on Pinterest.

But-but-but I can't decide! Jenna had some good ideas!

Mainly, I am trying incorporate the Modern Mrs. Darcy challenge into my list, especially in light of "Summer Reading" ideas, and the books I hope to read for that. I've been working on my list, which is as follows: (photos indicate my intended decision, but not my final decision.)

A book you've been meaning to read:
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
runner up: The Nanny Diaries by Sarah McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

A book published this year:
Savor by Shauna Niequist
runner up: something by Lauren Winner

A book in a genre you don't typically read:
Hiroshima by John Hersey

A book from your childhood:
The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
runner up: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle or something by Madeleine L'Engle

A book your Mom loves:
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd{check! read it this year}

A book that was originally written in a different language:
Diary of a Country Priest by George Bernanos
runner up: something by Tolstoy

A book "everyone" has read but you:
Dakota by Kathleen Norris
runner up: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, or....
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini or
The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris

A book you chose because of the cover:
Beautiful Ruins {check!}

A book by a favorite author:
Stitches by Ann Lamott {check!}
Me by Brenda Euland
or something by Annie Dillard

A book recommended by someone with great taste:
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley or
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

A book you should have read in high school:
Paradise Lost by John Milton
runner up: On the Road by Jack Kerouac

A book that's currently on the bestseller list:

Help!  Provided I can find the majority of these at library, which ones should I read? Are any of these dark that you know of? I would rather avoid them if so. Let me know in the comments.

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