I am a little leery of doing this post. I have a pretty bad track record at actually reading or listening to the books I put in this type post!
Colson Whitehead has become a “must-read” author, so unless it turns out just not to be for me, I WILL finish Harlem Shuffle.
I enjoyed Naomi Ragen’s The Sisters Weiss and have a few others by her on my TBR, so An Observant Wife is a “likely” read.
I plan to treat myself to an Audible subscription. The library’s e-audio books take months to get now. I am truly disgusted thought, with Recorded Books, for changing readers for the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series after 20, yes TWENTY, books! I’ve heard it was over “cultural appropriation.” So, like Sean Connery playing an Arab or Liz Taylor wearing “light Egyptian”-toned makeup to play Cleopatra? Or the “colorblind” casting of Hamilton? 20 books made Lizette Lecar THE Voice of the series. It was ridiculous to toss her out. The new reader has totally changed the personalities. I’ll have to read this one and imagine I’m hearing Lizette read it. The Joy and Light Bus Company by Alexander McCall Smith.
Robert Bathurst (my beloved Sir Anthony of Downton Abbey) is the “new” reader of Louise Penny’s Chief Inspector Gamache series. Sadly, the wonderful first reader died. He got a special tribute from the author to explain the change in readers. Bathurst does his own thing, does not try to mimic the late reader or anything silly like that, but does so in an unoffensive way. I was disappointed in the last Gamache book, so I’m looking forward to this one which is back in Three Pines. The Maddness of Crowds by Louise Penny.
I have so enjoyed reading seasonally this year that I may continue it, if only a little. Here are two I hope will work out for me this Fall.
Possible Choices for Upcoming Reading Challenges
This year I cut back on Challenges to read seasonally, but found myself missing doing them. So, I’ve casually added a couple back in. I plan to do more challenges in 2022. For now I’m thinking about German Lit month again, Nonfiction November which I’ve done many times before, Novellas in November (hopefully a few of these can do for more than one challenge?), and if I can find one, maybe a Christmas book challenge in December.
Leave me comments or links to posts about your favorite reading challenges. I’d love to try some new ones.
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