I absolutely adore reading - my love for books has had a huge impact on my life! I'm going to grad school to be a children's/YA librarian.
My July reading list is quite extensive, but I actually expect that I should be able to make pretty good headway with it, as I'm not currently working and I don't have a wedding to plan. Grad school doesn't start til the end of August, and while I am putting out part-time job applications, I'm pretty sure that I'm going to have a lot of free time - which means a lot of reading time!
Read on to see what my picks are for July.
Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster - this was the June pick for the Classics discussion group here on booklikes... and, as seems to be my habit lately, I'm reading it a bit late. I didn't read it in early June because I had wedding planning stuff and I didn't read it after the wedding because it hadn't arrived at my new library yet. But I've put it on hold and it should be there soon *fingers crossed,* so once it comes in this will be my top reading priority.
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - I'm currently re-reading this in order to prepare to lead my tumblr book club when we read it together. This is on our longer reads list and I think it'll probably take us the rest of the year to get through it. We started Part One today and are taking 3 weeks per part, since the book is so long, unless the girls read through it faster than we expect to. Anyway, this is one of my favorite books and I'm excited to revisit it!
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - I think I'm a bit late to the party on this series, but thankfully, my book club group on leafmarks is reading this and The Maze Runner in July (more on that later). I'm really excited to start this; it sounds fascinating! If you'd like to join our leafmarks read of the book, join our group here.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner - this is another book that I'm late to join the bandwagon, but, again, it's been picked by my leafmarks group and I'm looking forward to seeing what all the fuss is about. I'm curious about this book, but I'm not quite dying to read it. So I'm interested to see how it goes!
The Art of War by Sun Tzu - I have absolutely no idea what to expect from this and I'm pretty sure my husband's going to think I've completely lost it when I bring this home from the library. BUT it's our July pick for the Classics discussion group and obviously this is a very historical text so I'm looking forward to trying it! If you want to join in on the Classics discussion group fun, click here.
Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, It Had to be Murder by Cornell Woolrich, and The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry - my tumblr book club wanted to try all of these, but they're all super brief - two are plays and one is a short story. So we decided to read them all at once, as though they're one book. Should be fun!
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - I recently read this for the first time, but now I'm reading it again with my tumblr book club! I'm looking forward to revisiting the story and I'm hoping that I'll have time to watch the movie afterwards this time around.
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion - another tumblr book club read! I'm not sure what I think about this... isn't it the one with zombies? I've never been very enticed by zombies. Hmm. We'll see.
Other potential reads will be The Art of Arranging Flowers by Lynne Branard (from the library this time, instead of NetGalley), the books from my US of YA challenge (next up for that is Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause), and I still intend to read Cloud Atlas and Game of Thrones one of these days... hopefully soon!
What do you plan to read this month? Have you ever read any of my picks?