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So glad to see Adam at Roof Beam Reader back hosting this challenge!
Here are the 12 titles I plan on reading in 2022. Books that have been collecting dust on my shelves for quite a while…
A mix of classics, fiction, nonfiction.
NB: some have a library label, but they are no longer in circulation and I bought them at my library some years back.
I will update the list below with the links to my reviews, as I go along
- Thomas Jefferson’s Crème brûlée: How a Founding father and his slave James Hemings introduced French cuisine to America, by Thomas J. Craughwell 6/12/22
- Le Voyage d’Octavio, by Miguel Bonnefoy 5/22/22
- A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry 5/21/22
- Stuart Little, by E.B. White 5/18
- The First Men in the Moon, by H.G. Wells 7/22/22
- Eventide, by Kent Haruf (currently reading)
- The Daughter of Time, by Josephine Tey 8/21/22
- Ensemble, c’est tout, by Anna Gavalda (currently reading)
- Wanderlust: A History of Walking, by Rebecca Solnit
- Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa, by Haruki Murakami
- Arvo Pärt: Out of Silence, by Peter C. Bouteneff
- A is For Alibi, by Sue Grafton 7/13/2022
11. Joie de Vivre: Secrets of Wining, Dining, and Romancing Like the French, by Harriett Welty Rochefort
12. The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography, by Graham Robb
Edit on 7/25/2022:
For the July checkpoint, Adam suggested we make a poem with our titles, so here it is:
Oh, JOIE DE VIVRE
OUT OF SILENCE!
LE VOYAGE D’OCTAVIO,
where will it lead him?
Pure WANDERLUST with STUART LITTLE?
With THE FIRST MEN ON THE MOON?
Or through THE DISCOVERY OF FRANCE
to taste THOMAS JEFFERSON’S CRÈME BRÛLÉE?
But for A RAISIN IN THE SUN,
shared with THE DAUGHTER OF TIME,
is it true that A IS FOR ALIBI?
No, that won’t do.
The essential truth is simple:
ENSEMBLE, C’EST TOUT,
in a sweet EVENTIDE
ABSOLUTELY ON MUSIC.
WILL YOU JOIN US IN THIS CHALLENGE?
WHAT TITLES OF YOUR TBR
ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ IN 2022?