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Hello friends! Can you believe January is coming to an end? I had a painfully slow reading month. For instance, it feels like I’ve been listening to Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol audio book forever! I’m a fan of Robert Langdon, but this story is so mediocre, I’m embarrassed Robert got caught up in it.
But next month should be action-packed and I’m calling it February With Friends because most of the books I will be reading will be with blogger friends. I can’t think of a better way of shaking the February blahs.
Franzen in February – The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (2001)
If you’re a fan or have ever been curious about this critically acclaimed (yet a disaster in the media) author, this reading event hosted by Franzen Friend Laura from Reading in Bed is for you. Last year I read his new novel Purity and for the event I will be reading The Corrections which won the National Book Award in 2001 and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 2002.
The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank (1947)
I had this book on my mind because of the controversy surrounding the book’s recent entry into the public domain. I read The Diary of Anne Frank when I was young, but only remember it made me profoundly sad. I will be reading the book with Arianna from Shelfnotes.com. Check out the blog she shares with Amber, it’s awesome and I always learn about so many good books.
Roughing It in the Bush by Susanna Moodie (1852)
I don’t know what it is about pioneer stories that fascinates me. It was cold, it was hard, we were starving… Maybe because I like survival stories. Maybe because it’s a large part of our North American heritage. When I read Nellie McClung’s biography last year and the author mentioned she was a big fan of this book, I immediately wanted to read it too. I’ll be reading this one with two good blogger friends, TJ from My Book Strings and Naomi from Consumed With Ink.
Little Women Read-Along – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Even though I really enjoyed participating in her North and South read-along, unfortunately I won’t be joining Jenni and her co-hosts for this event. But I will be following the discussions posts and may try to jump into one of the Twitter chats. It’s not too late, sign-up for the Little Women Read-Along on Jenni’s blog!
What are you reading in February?