I was working with a patron this morning and we were sharing our reading to-do lists-- books we want to read but haven't gotten around to. One of my to-dos, The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery was a book she just read from her "to-do" reading list. She was less than impressed, and since she is a patron whose advice I respect, I am going to keep it on the to-do list for now,but only as a maybe.
As I have mentioned on this blog before, I keep my reading to-do list on Shelfari here. It does not have everything I want to read, but I especially keep books co-workers' (Betty is my go-to person here), students', friends', and patrons' suggest here. These are the books I might not have thought to read on my own. Every so often, I go through the list and read something from it. Generally by the time I get to them, they are older titles, but that just means they are more readily available.
Brookland by Emily Barton was one of those titles. Use the link to see where I talk about choosing it off of my extended to-read pile.
Currently I am also reading a book that has been on the list a long, long time, Ahab's Wife: Or, The Star-gazer by Sena Jeter Naslund and I am loving it.
Other books I see on the list right now that are catching my eye are Atlantic by Simon Winchester, Keeping the House by Ellen Baker, and A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan.
So for today's Monday Discussion, what's on your reading to-do list? Is there are specific book or a topic you want to explore?
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