Sunday Salon - Lack of books completion is making me frustrated
I am feeling frustrated due to the fact that I can't seem to finish many books. Of course it is the result of the fact that I went through about two months of feeling blue and not really myself and the fact that I just couldn't get myself to read for long stretches of time. I think the primary reason that I am feeling this sort of frustration is that I was able to get a lot of reading done in the first 4 months of 2012, but this year I just can't seem to finish anything at the moment. Maybe its due to the fact that the readalong for Crime and Punishment is really going longer than it probably ought to go (at least I think it is; it could be completed within two months instead of three) and that I am feeling deluged by the books that I requested in the final months of 2012 finally coming through from the library. Maybe I should just plod along and find something relatively easy to read and maybe focus on one or two books instead of trying to read many at one time. Or maybe I should just spend a day reading and not try to do other things. Or maybe I should find a book or two that take my imagination away. Who knows what I should do, but nonetheless I shouldn't be so hard on myself and let where the chips lay.
But I can say that I probably getting to a place that I will be completing books at a better rate.
1) Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson (review)
Title: Path of Lucas: The Journey He Endured
Author: Susanne Bellefeuille
Source: I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
Description: Lucas Clarkson is a
simple man, a family man, and a hard working farmer's son. From a small
town in Eastern Ontario, the author, Susanne Bellefeuille, brings us on
Lucas's journey through the trials and tribulations of his life. Lucas's
path is not as simple as the man he's portrayed to be. From the days
spent working on his dad's farm to becoming a successful mechanic, with a
genuine heart and his incredible strength, Lucas faces many difficult
decisions. The choices he makes may be the difference between realizing
his dreams and keeping his family together. (via Goodreads)
Welcome to the 20 Books of Summer reading event, hosted by Cathy of 746 Books.
This event involves reading 20 books over the course of the summer. It
runs from June 1st to September 3rd. Learn more about the event here.
I realize I am a few days late on starting this challenge, but I suppose that better be a little late is better than discovering this on September 4.
I have more than enough books to get me through the summer.
Here is my list:
1. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
2. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
3. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
4. Voyager by Diana Gabldon
5. The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa
6. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
7. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
8. Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
9. Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeline Thein
10. Victoria by Daisy Goodwin
11. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
12. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
13. Neurotribes by Steve Silberman
14. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
15. Saint Anything by …
Title: The Munich Girl
Author: Phyllis Edgerly Ring
Genre: Historical fiction
Source: I received this book in exchange for fair and honest review
Description: Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun. Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends. The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna’s. Plunged into the world of the “ordinary” Munich girl who was her mother’s confidante—and a tyrant’s lover—Anna finds her every belief about right and wrong challenged. With Hannes’s help, she retraces the path of two women who met as teenagers, shared a friendship that spanned the years that Eva Braun was Hitler’s mistress, yet never knew that the men they loved had opposing ambitions. Eva’s story reveals that she never joined the Nazi party,…