Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Sunday Salon: Looking to May

The Sunday

April has been a wonderful reading month for me; I've completed seven books and have five more in progress.  I'm hoping May will be a another wonderful reading month, but there are some huge changes happening in my life that might slow me down a bit.  We're (fingers crossed) moving in late May to a wonderful old house just down the street.  You'd think a move just a few blocks down wouldn't be a big deal, but I'm always a nervous wreck when I move.  I also have difficulty reading when the house is in disarray.  Ok, I'll talk about the house in another post.

Let's just say I'm going to be hugely optimisitc and assemble a large and unreasonable book pile.  Here we go:

Books Already in Progress to Finish in May:
  1. Castle Waiting by Linda Medley
  2. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  3. The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
  4. The Death of the Moth by Virginia Woolf
  5. Good Evening, Mrs. Craven by Mollie Panter-Downes 
Books to Start:
  1. The Traitor's Wife by Susan Higginbotham
  2. The Priory by Dorothy Whipple
  3. Wild Romance:  A Victorian Story of a Marriage, a Trial, and a Self-Made Woman by Chloe Schama
  4. Black Plumes by Margery Allingham
  5. Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War  by Sebastian Faulks
  6. Nothing Meets the Eye:  The Uncollected Stories of Patricia Highsmith
  7. From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell
That should keep me busy!

By the way, I'm participating in Persephone WeekGood Evening, Mrs. Craven will be my Persephone of choice for the week.

All right, time to tidy the kitchen and then get down to reading!


Amanda said...

Good luck with the move (and keeping my fingers crossed that it happens for you too)! That's always stressful.

Baby Indie said...

Nice post! My 2010 goal is to read 50 books by December 31st - currently reading Peter Carey's "Parrot and Olivier in America."

Nymeth said...

Looking forward to comparing notes on Good Evening, Mrs Craven! Also, best of luck with the move.

readerbuzz said...

You are reading some rather weighty books!

Best of luck with the move!

Paperback Reader said...

Best of luck moving and enjoy the remainder of those Mrs Craven in between moving boxes!

Danielle said...

Lots of good books! I love Mollie Panter Downes and have been thinking I wouldn't mind reading a book of short stories about now. I'm also reading a Dorothy Whipple novel this week--Someone at a Distance, which I have already started and am enjoying. Hope you gets lots read in May!

Amanda said...

Amanda -- thanks!

Baby Indie -- that's a great goal. I've yet to read Peter Carey, but he is on the mega book list!

Nymeth -- thanks, I can't wait to compare notes as well.

Readerbuzz -- well, we'll see if I actually get anything read

Paperback -- I'm already making my piles of books to pack and books to leave out "just in case"

Danielle -- thanks! I can't wait to start The Priory.

Vasilly said...

Good luck with the move! Castle Waiting is a great book. Happy reading!