February 5, 2016

New on the Stack: My February Reading Plan

Since I did so well after planning out my reading last month, I decided to do the same thing again this month! Here are the books next up on my radar.

Coming Clean by Seth Haines

Where did I get it? Kindle sale.
Why? I've heard great things about this memoir of faith & sobriety. And when the Kindle version went on sale, I couldn't resist snagging it.

Modern Eclairs by Jenny McCoy

Where did I get it? Shelf Awareness
Why? For review. And because I love reading cookbooks when I need something that doesn't require too much brain power. Also - hello? Did you see that cover? Who's not going to read that?!

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

Where did I get it? Inching my way up the library hold list!
Why? Well, I know I said I was going to take a celebrity memoir break. But I've heard this one isn't really a memoir. And I've been on hold for about 5 months, so I'm going to listen to it when I get it!

Cambodia Noir by Nick Seeley

Where did I get it? Shelf Awareness
Why? For review. I decided to select this one from the choices Shelf Awareness sent me, because it's set in Cambodia, the premise seemed fairly interesting, and I'm trying to read more books set in Asia this year.

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Where did I get it? It's in my Overdrive! I totally forgot about it, but I'm pretty sure I downloaded it for free last summer from SYNC.
Why? Finishing Rebecca is one of my reading goals for 2016. I'm about 45 minutes in - it's pretty good... although the nameless heroine thing is kinda bugging me a little.

The Waters of Eternal Youth by Donna Leon

Where did I get it? Shelf Awareness
Why? For review. And because I LOVE Donna Leon's books. Spoiler alert: I'm already just about done with this one. And it's really, really good! I wish I could go to Venice right now. It moves higher up my bucket list with every Leon book I read.

The Etymologicon by Mark Forsyth

Where did I get it? Borrowed it from my friend Meghan.
Why? It's a whole book about etymology! And it's laugh-out-loud funny in an intellectual, British sort of way. I keep randomly texting people info from it. (Sample text: Did you know that the words testament, testify, and testicle are all from the same root? In Old Testament times people testified/swore oaths by putting their hands under each other's testicles! HA!) I'm sure everyone around me is going to be sick of it before I'm done, but I'm loving it. 

What are YOU planning to read this month?

Speaking of plans - I'm planning to link up with New on the Stack at The Deliberate Reader. And possibly Quick Lit at Modern Mrs. Darcy too, if I remember. Oh - and the book images are affiliate links. If you use them to buy anything (at no additional cost to you), I'll earn a few cents on the transaction. Thanks for supporting Quirky Bookworm!