Thursday, June 5, 2014

June 2014 TBR

After the May 2014 TBR debacle, I was wondering if it was even worth the effort to create a June list.  As this post [obviously] attests, I opted to create yet another TBR in the hopes that one month I might actually complete an entire list.  I’m an eternal optimist, except when I fail. 

In any event, here are the books that are in the June 2014 queue:

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

My seniors were not able to plow through the end of the text before graduation preparations monopolized the rest of the school year.  I haven’t read the book in a long time so I would like to finish the last half of the novel on my own this month. 

My Antonia by Willa Cather

My Juniors are going to be wrapping the book up early next week and I have really wanted to give this book a re-read for some time.  Since I was absent during the second half of the novel’s first book, I have some back-reading to do before I can tick this classic off my master TBR. 

Looking for Alaska by John Green

I really loved The Fault in Our Stars, so I am looking forward to reading Green’s debut novel about a group of friends at an Alabama boarding school.  I’m about halfway through the book at the moment and I know that things are going to end badly; any story set in the woods of Alabama ends badly.

Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

Whenever I think about this book, I always think about the Seinfeld episode where George owed an extortionate amount of fines on this controversial book.  All kidding aside, my mom recently recommended the book to me and, after investigating the plot, I decided to buy a copy and give it a read. 

Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence

I have never read a Lawrence novel in its entirety and I feel like I need to have one under my belt in order to feel legit as an English instructor.  Also, if I am reading one controversial novel this month, why not read two?  No regrets!

So, what books are on your June TBR?  Do you have any recommendations for me? 

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