Friday, November 1, 2013

NaNoReadMo List of Reading (Envy)

I know that as soon as I've prescribed myself a list, I will want to read something else, but here are my tentative plans for NaNoReadMo.  I'm breaking the books down into categories and linking to them in Amazon because they make it easy!  I also made a shelf in GoodReads for this month so I could track my progress. I'm going to come back to this list and cross items out that I have either finished or abandoned.

Poetry from the National Book Award Longlist
(I meant to have read these all by now, and I have three left.  It will be nice to finish up that project.)
  1. American Amnesiac by Diane Raptosh 
  2. Transfer of Qualities by Martha Ronk 
  3. Stay, Illusion: Poems by Lucie Brock-Broido 
Books for Book Clubs
(I may have a slight book club problem because this is a pressing list of books that will be discussed within the month of November!)
  1. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker - International Book Club (in person)
  2. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra - 21st Century Book Club (in GoodReads; also a National Book Award finalist)
  3. The Brothers K by David James Duncan - Misfit Readers (in Facebook)
Books for the Podcast
(I think I'm scheduled for two SFF Audio podcasts in November, which means reading books in preparation)
  1. Goslings by J.D. Beresford (link goes to audiobook)
  2. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Books from and about Turkey
(Technically the year of reading Turkish literature is from a book group in GoodReads called The World's Literature, but it's a category of its own, and I'm behind! I want to catch up. The year is almost over and we'll be moving on to another region!)
  1. Dog Tails by Aziz Nesin
  2. My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk
  3. The White Castle by Orhan Pamuk
  4. The Three-Arched Bridge by Ismail Kidare (from the side fighting the Ottomans off!)
  5. Turkish Reflections by Mary Lee Settle
  6. Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Paul Theroux 
  7. Yes, I Would...: An American Woman's Letters to Turkey by Katherine Branning 
Books up for Review
(I get cookbooks, audiobooks, and books through NetGalley for review, and I'm always trying to stay on top of it.  Reviewing the cookbooks means making at least 2 things from each (some I've dabbled in already), audiobooks take time, and I'm not sure I'll get through this list in a month! That's what NaNoReadMo is about.)
  1. Butter Baked Goods: Nostalgic Recipes From a Little Neighborhood Bakery
  2. Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round
  3. Wintersweet: Seasonal Desserts to Warm the Home
  4. Gluten-Free Bread: More than 100 Artisan Loaves for a Healthier Life
  5. Martha Stewart's Cakes: Our First-Ever Book of Bundts, Loaves, Layers, Coffee Cakes, and more
  6. One Bowl Baking: Simple, From Scratch Recipes for Delicious Desserts
  7. Snackistan: Street Food, Comfort Food, Meze: Informal Eating in the Middle East & Beyond: Street Food, Comfort Food, Meze
  8. Actors Anonymous by James Franco
  9. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
  10. Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield
  11. The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara 
  12. Crux by Ramez Naam
  13. Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon (audio)
  14. Rivers by Michael Farris Smith (audio)
  15. Dissident Gardens by Jonathan Lethem (audio)
  16. Mastering the Art of French Eating by Ann Mah (audio)
  17. The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin, read by Meryl Streep (audio)
  18. Aimless Love by Billy Collins, read by Billy Collins (audio)
This list is already getting pretty long.  I'm also going to sprinkle some book speed-dating throughout the month (I have Speed Dating Set 3 all ready to go!). I have an entire bookshelf of practically untouched books, one per state, for that Around the USA idea I started out with this year (whoops), and I have a few audiobooks I haven't touched yet.  This will be a great month of reading!

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