October 4, 2011

October Reading Plan

As I recapped yesterday, I'm still in the process of reading two books from last month:

JANE EYRE by Charlotte Brontë - I'm hoping to make it to the end this month.

BLUE MARS by Kim Stanley Robinson - I expect I'll be working slowly through this one until the end of the year.

Two more books for this month's list:

LONG DRIVE HOME by Will Allison - I read this Slate essay by the author in May. I was moved, and I was curious to see the book that resulted from the difficult work he described, especially when I read the description. The story involves a family in the aftermath of a car accident.

ZONE ONE by Colson Whitehead - This zombie apocalypse novel is coming out on October 18th and is the first selection for the new Bookrageous book club. Bookrageous is a podcast about books that I just might be slightly obsessed with. I wasn't necessarily in the mood for any more zombie books, but I do like Colson Whitehead, and as I said, I'm a devoted Bookrageous fan, so what else could I do but preorder this book?

Good Stuff Out There:

→ Livia Blackburne shares the strategies she's using to build strong characters and emotional depth in revision: "My opinions of backstory have changed quite a bit over the past year. I used to avoid it because people so often warned against backstory overload, but I'm coming to realize how important it is for character bonding."


Christopher Gronlund said...

I need to actually read Jane Eyre. It's one of my mom's favorite books. My wife loves it. I loved the PBS version that came out a few years ago.

So...I guess it needs to go on the reading list!

Lisa Eckstein said...

I'm not loving Jane Eyre, or even liking it as much as I'd hoped based on the recommendations I received, but I'm trying to keep going and reserve final judgment until I get to the end. If you read it, I'll be interested to know what you think.

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