It’s Monday, August 15th. What Are You Reading?

Sun O Pioneers

Phew, it’s been a bit of a week! Not necessarily busy, just a bunch of different things going on. I’m switching over from hourly working an assistantship, which doesn’t mean much quite yet, but other graduate assistants are starting to arrive and it’s starting to feel like our lab is filling out again, which is happy-making. At the same time, I’m trying to squeeze in some volunteer time with Virginia Democrats while I have it, which means a bunch of phone calls and some voter registration for now. And I’m still trying to watch as much of the Olympics as possible, of course.

I’ve actually been feeling the urge to pick up books lately (which is a little new given the last few months), but now I’m faced with the tough choice of deciding just what I want to read. Now that we’re into August, Fall books are upon us and there’s so much coming out that I want to read everything. So what am I doing? Reading a classic and a book that came out earlier this year, of course. My library hold on Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn finally came in and I’m LOVING it so far. I can totally see why it’s so well-loved. And I’m just getting started with O Pioneers!, which is my book club pick for this month. I’m turning over a few buzzy Fall books to pick up next, though!

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

  • I’ve been thinking about picking up Here Comes the Sun again…the first time I did I was a little bored and put it down around 30%. But I was also really distracted with life stuff when I was trying to read it and have since heard so so many good things. But, like you say…all those Fall books are coming soon!

    • I was hooked by Here Comes the Sun right away, so I’m not sure I can help you with deciding to try again, but I’m really enjoying it :)

  • JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing

    It’s been a few years since I read Cather, but I loved O Pioneers! Hope you do, too. I have a couple of her other novels on my Classics Club list – fall always seems like a good time for classics.

  • I read my first Cather this year (The Professor’s House), and it was a really refreshing read. The pacing of Cather’s novels is so deliberate and intentional. You just feel the energy behind them. I’ll have to pick up another one soon!

  • I like your reading system! I need to read some more classics this fall.

    I remember really enjoying O Pioneers! and it’s not too long, which means lots of time to read other books too!

  • Kailana

    Here Comes the Sun is one I am curious about. I will have to check it out one of these days!

  • Here Comes the Sun is on my list. Good picks. Enjoy!

  • Amanda

    I really need to dive back into Here Comes the Sun. I’m trying to knock out the other books I started while I was reading it so I can devote all my attention.

  • I would love to read Here Comes the Sun. I saw a lot of pre-release praise for it and the reviews since have been great. I hope you enjoy it. :)

  • Can’t wait to read Here Comes the Sun. I currently have two of my super-anticipated fall books — a new one by Erin Bow and Nisi Shawl’s steampunk alternate-history-of-Congo book Everfair — on my ereader from Netgalley, and I’m trying to save them until I’ve finished my nonfiction. I love nonfiction but with these two verrrry tempting ARCs awaiting me, they’ve started to feel a teeny bit like spinach. :p

  • Yep! Here Comes the Sun sounds A-W-E-S-O-M-E!! I’m too busy with work right now to get much reading time, but am rereading Born Under a Million Shadows by Andrea Busfield for Bex’s Re-Readathon and hope to finally get to The New Jim Crow this weekend. I am slogging my way through How to Be A Person in the World, but it’s not really my thing, though I did win a free copy, so feel as if I should read it. :)

  • I’ve only read My Antonia by Willa Cather but really enjoyed it! When I get back on a classics bent, I’ll have to check out O Pioneers!

    And YAY for loving Here Comes the Sun. I knew you would, and I’m so glad everyone else is on the same page, too. ;)

    Isn’t it so nice when labs get busy again? Late summer was always rough at my old job because no one was around, and it was always nice when things picked up again around late August/early September.