I'm only human, after all.
The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter- The number of Angela Carter books I own now (a few) and the number I've read (one) is getting a bit silly, and I'm concerned that, having spent a certain amount of money on this book (quite a bit) I might never get to it. I can end that concern by reading it this summer, right?
Evelina by Fanny Burney- I decided I need to read a classic this summer and I've had this one, in one copy or another, for a really long time now. Epistolatory novel? Don't mind if I do.
Stoner by John Williams- I need to get my brain around Stoner. Ellie says so. I tend to believe her.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery- I feel like both Alice and Alley read this a realllly long time ago now, and I still have not. If I'm not going to France this summer, might as well do the next best thing (... read a book set in France, obviously.)
Look At Me by Jennifer Egan- I have fond memories of reading The Invisible Circus in the sunny sunny garden last year, so I have good feelings about Egan and summer. Doesn't mean I'll definitely read this, but the chances do look good.
Lady Oracle by Margaret Atwood- It's Margaret Atwood. It's not going to be a bad book.
Made in America by Bill Bryson- Summer=reading Bryson and feeling cheerful about it. Or it will this year (she says).
Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami- I started reading this when I bought it, and it was VERY WEIRD. I'm kind of excited. Plus, who doesn't need a Murakami fix every once in a while? (Most people, Laura).
Dear Life by Alice Munro- Ohhh yes. I have not read the other Alice Munro book I said I was going to read in the spring, but obviously there's something different about this one that's going to make me want to read it. The thing that is different: I really need to read one of her bloody books already!
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson- Um, just check out its name. Obviously I can't read this at any other time.
REAL TALK: Things I will probably actually read this summer:
- The last three Dark Tower books by Stephen King because OMG I am so close to reading them outside in the lovely lovely sun that I can hardly stand waiting
- The end of The Women's Room which is SO AWESOME and feministy and the best
- Whatever is on the aforementioned Kindle app
- The three books I just got out of the library because I can't help myself
- Some books I've already read
But let's just pretend none of that's true and oooh over this list, shall we?
*To be fair, I'm reading a fourth one at the moment. I get points for trying, right?