Recently Added to my To-Read Shelf

14 Sep

I’ve successfully added another three books to my To-Read Shelf so it’s time to tell you all about them!

  1. Loba by Diane di Prima.   This book was lent to me by a friend, the same person who lent me Post Office.  Loba is Spanish for she-wolf and di Prima’s piece explores feminist issues through poetry.  I’ve never read Beatnik poetry before so this one will be a very different experience.
  2. Call Me Zelda by Erika Robuck.   Whenever I tell anyone that I’m researching the 1920s, they have another book I should read or movie I should watch.  This is one of those recommendations.  Tracing the life of Zelda Fitzgerald, this novel concentrates on her battle with madness and insanity in a mental hospital at the outbreak of the Depression.  Zelda forms a relationship with her nurse, Anna, that becomes much more than the two anticipated.
  3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.   Nicole found this on-line and realized that the two of us must read it.  The story focuses on Cath, who is an extreme fangirl: writing fan fiction, dressing up for releases, etc.  When she goes to college, her sister and fellow fangirl declines living together and distances herself from Cath.  Cath must develop her own path and contemplate leaving her fandom behind.

So there they are!  Have you read any of them or heard anything about them?  Which ones should I jump at or are there some I might want to take off of my list?  Leave a comment and let me know!


2 Responses to “Recently Added to my To-Read Shelf”

  1. Jordan Michael Palmer September 20, 2013 at 7:09 AM #

    “Fangirl” is on my to be read pile too! I absolutely loved her “Eleanor and Park” which you should definitely check out because it’s kids in the eighties trying hard not to fall in love. And failing. Miserably.


    • Sam September 20, 2013 at 7:34 AM #

      I’ve heard that one’s really good, too! I’m excited to have discovered a new author!


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