As I mentioned earlier this month, I am joining Adam of Roof Beam Reader in his event The Literary Others for the month of October. I also mentioned I would be hosting my first giveaway which I am very excited about (and a little stressed about whether anyone will enter). It won’t be a huge giveaway, but there will be a bonus if you’re signed up for the event!
Earlier in September I wasn’t sure what I would be reading or in what order, but I have determined this already for two reasons: 1) So I can read them and get my posts written ahead of time; and 2) because as I mentioned in my September Recap on Saturday I am starting a new job mid-October. (Thankfully I’ll have a week off which should give me some cushion to read and get posts ready for the end of the month!)
I have also decided, that rather than change my normal response formats and having each response for the month of November focus solely on LGBT issues, I plan to include a section in them called The Literary Others Synopsis where I will select one or two key things that I want to point out which tie into the months theme. I’ve done this for a few reasons, but mainly because over the past 10 years as I’ve expanded my reading tastes and consciously remembered what I’ve read I have experienced more-and-more books with LGBT characters and encountered more and more LGBT authors. This may not be your experience, but it is mine and that’s why I have decided to do it this way rather than put the entire focus on one aspect of the book.
So without further ado my book list/posts are below. I doubt there will be any shuffling, but I won’t give exact dates as of now even though I’ve planned out most of my blog posts throughout the month!
- Second Hand (Tucker Springs #2) – Heidi Cullinan and Marie Sexton (ARC)
- The Paternity Test – Michael Lowenthal (ARC)
- Israel/Palestine and the Queer International – Sarah Schulman (ARC)
- Where Nerves End (Tucker Springs #1) – L.A. Witt
- Giveaway Announcement!
- Other Voices, Other Rooms – Truman Capote (Mount TBR Challenge)
- A Son Called Gabriel – Damian McNicholl (Library Book)
- Annabel – Kathleen Winter
- Event Wrap Up!
Now there is some cushion built-in so I can add extra books (perhaps E.M. Forster’s Howard’s End or A Room with a View, both of which I have Kindle copies of), but I also have to read a book for my Books into Movies book group (The Talented Mr. Ripley).