Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May 2015 TBR

If you read yesterday's April Wrap-Up, you'll remember that April was a mega-super-stressful-extreme personal and professional period for me . . . but a great month for reading.  Since I managed to read ten books last month, I would like to keep the momentum going as I move into May.  

Reading, April reminded me, is a great way to relax after a stressful day and at this time of the school year, when everyone is tetchy, I could use all of the help I can find.  

For this month, my reading goal is to complete a handful of books that are on my "Currently Reading" shelf on Good Reads and to breeze through a couple of books I need to review for my student summer assignments.  I want to make sure that my summer is as fee and clear TBR-wise as possible, so a little buckling down with some engrossing reads in May will help me reach that goal.  Here is what's in this month's queue:

Love is Colder Than Death: The Life and Times of Rainer Werner Fassbinder by Robert Katz

I started reading this one months ago after picking it up out of one of my mother's MA thesis research piles.  I am finishing this one just to finish it.

Brave Genius by Sean B. Carroll

I recieved this one from Blogging for Books monthsandmonthsandmonths ago and I have yet to review it.  Ooops.  I'll get right on that.

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

I love Murakami.  I really need to start exercising.  Why not marry the two, eh?

The Windup Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

We loved with a love that was more than love, I and my Ha-ru-ki!

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishaguro

I started reading this one last month and I want to hurry up and finish it this month that way I don't forget everything I have read and have to restart it in June.  

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley and Malcolm X

I always assign this as a summer reading book for my AP English Language kids.  The text is so rich and rhetorically nuanced that I always have to re-read the book every year.  However, the books fabulous so no complaints from me. 

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston

I am going to be assigning this to my AP English Literature students over the summer and, well, need to read it.  So, yeah, that's a thing that is going to happen.

What is on your May TBR?  Let me know in the comments.

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