Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sunday Salon: Inspire me

I have been incredibly neglectful of the blog lately. There are a ton of reasons for this but generally they all boil down to life as usual in the spring. I have been reading along, as always, but not doing a thing in the world about reviewing anything so I now have a ridiculously long backlog. If you're anything like me, sometimes being so far behind is a little overwhelming and you can't even think of where to start to get back on the road to catching up. That's where you all come in. I want you to tell me what book(s) I should review first. Which ones are you dying to hear my take on? The unreviewed books are in the side bar but here are the ones from this year in the order I read them (I still have other years lingering around too if you want to really push me to revisit and catch up!):

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Unslut by Emily Lindin
This Far Isn't Far Enough by Lynn Sloan
The Hounds of Spring by Lucy Andrews Cummin
Paper Boats by Dee Lestari
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
Mothers of Sparta by Dawn Davies
A Handful of Happiness by Massimo Vacchetta and Antonella Tomaselli
Swimming with Elephants by Sarah Bamford Seidelmann
As the Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman
Dates from Hell and Other Places by Elyse Russo
Visible Empire by Hannah Pittard
The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman
Love Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
A Song for the River by Philip Connors
Daditude by Chris Erskine
In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt
Beautiful Music by Michael Zadoorian
Still Life with Monkey by Katharine Weber
America for Beginners by Leah Franqui
Vanishing Twins by Lea Dieterich
Tenemental by Vikki Warner
Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson
The Lido by Libby Page
The Invisible Valley by Su Wei
The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs
The Showrunner by Kim Mortishugu
I Found My Tribe by Ruth Fitzmaurice
Paris by the Book by Liam Callanan
Terra Nullius by Clare G. Coleman
Christmas in July by Alan Michael Parker
Nothing Forgotten by Jessica Levine
Housegirl by Michael Donkor
Wildwood by Elinor Florence
All Day at the Movies by Fiona Kidman
Weedeater by Robert Gipe
The Mannequin Makers by Craig Cliff
Chemistry by Weike Wang
The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams
Come Back to the Swamp by Laura Morrison
The Animal Gazer by Edgardo Franzosini
Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist

So tell me, which one or ones do you really want to hear about sooner rather than later? Get me going again, please!


  1. I'd like your review of the Sisters Brothers. That book is on my list for an upcoming book club and I've heard it is good. I was really far behind on my reviews, too, and set aside a day to read and blog exclusively. But when I say blog, I mean write reviews. I got three or four done and felt really accomplished. I also went through my list and decided which ones I didn't care if I actually wrote a review for and gave myself permission to write them off, so to speak. Good luck.

  2. Paris by the Book by Liam Callanan, please. I love reading about my favorite place to visit (there's always a new idea or two!), and I haven't heard about this book yet.


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