Bookish Questions – What do you plan to read next?

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What do you plan to read next?

I’ve got a couple of books that I recently purchased which I am really looking forward to reading.  One is The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness.  I stumbled across a copy in the bargain bin at my local Dollar General store, but if you aren’t so lucky to find an old hardcover edition for $1, Book Depository does have a pretty good price on the paperback version

I’ve been wanting to read something by Patrick Ness for a while now.  Thanks to Tumblr, his book A Monster Calls has been on my radar for a while.  However, I couldn’t pass up trying him out as an author for $1.  Plus, when I read the cover insert it looked pretty interesting.

One night, George Duncan – decent man, a good man – is woken by a noise in his garden. Impossibly, a great white crane has tumbled to earth, shot through its wing by an arrow. Unexpectedly moved, George helps the bird, and from the moment he watches it fly off, his life is transformed. The next day, a kind but enigmatic woman walks into George’s shop. Suddenly a new world opens up for George, and one night she starts to tell him the most extraordinary story. Wise, romantic, magical and funny, The Crane Wife is a hymn to the creative imagination and a celebration of the disruptive and redemptive power of love.
-Goodreads Synopsis

Another book I’m really hoping to get to soon is Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown.  It came up on my radar a while back, but December’s #ReadTheMargin finally prompted my to get a copy. 

The American West, 1860-1890: years of broken promises, disillusionment, war and massacre. Beginning with the Long Walk of the Navajos and ending with the massacre of the Sioux at Wounded Knee, this extraordinary book tells how the American Indians lost their land, lives and liberty to white settlers pushing westward. Woven into an engrossing saga of cruelty, treachery and violence are the fascinating stories of such legendary figures as Sitting Bull, Cochise, Crazy Horse and Geronimo. First published in 1970, Dee Brown’s brutal and compelling narrative changed the way people thought about the original inhabitants of America, and focused attention on a national disgrace.
– Goodreads Synopsis

I’m hoping to get both of these books in before baby Turner arrives, but we will see how that goes.  What books are you looking forward to reading next?

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2 thoughts on “Bookish Questions – What do you plan to read next?”

  1. I hope to read “Journey to the West” soon. It’s one of the seminal Chinese texts. I enjoyed Gene Luen Yang’s interpretation of it in the graphic novel “American Born Chinese” and one of my favourite Youtubers talks so glowingly of the original that I really want to read it.

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