i have not read a book, cover to cover, that was new to me since june twenty-sixth of last year. that's forty-nine weeks, yall, of not reading. three hundred forty-four days. that's just wrong, on so many levels.
so i'm trying again... and if at first you don't succeed... in the past, i've made myself make my list by choosing books i already have in my possession--a kind of motivating factor to read the things i'd purchased or received. but that's just wrong, too. i realized. it's making this thing like a chore. it's putting pressure where erin would prefer there not be any. so this time, instead of looking at my meager library to determine which texts could fit the chosen categories, i copped a squat at pappadeaux's bar and scoured dozens of websites for recommendations. here's the resulting list:
starts with r: the rosie project / graeme simsion
made into movie: the engagements / j. courtney sullivan
set in country i'd like to visit: beautiful ruins / jess walter
music-related: supergirl mix tapes / meagan brothers
hundred years old: middlemarch / george eliot