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Reading this October

September 28, 2010

I’m excited about the next two books I have lined up to read. Both are longlisted for the Giller Prize, which is the top literary award in Canada. The first book just arrived–it’s Jane Urquhart’s Sanctuary Line. I know some readers find her boring, but I’ve really loved the three books by her that I’ve read. There is so much going on under the surface, and her prose is breathtaking. I will review this for a future issue of Belletrista, so you can see what I think. After Sanctuary Line, I’m going to read Annabel, by Kathleen Winter. This was a New & Notable book from Belletrista Issue #5.  After those two, I hope to read some spooky, ghostly books in keeping with the spirit of Halloween and all.

Do you plan your reading in advance? What books are in your near future?

2 Comments for this entry

  • Cait

    I always plan my reading in advance, but then I rarely stick to my plan! Hopefully, fingers crossed, once I finish The Line by Olga Grushin (which I found in Belletrista), I’ll read either Room by Emma Donoghue, or Lemon by Cordelia Strube, which is another novel on the Giller Longlist. After that, who knows? :)

  • Char

    I don’t plan my reading in advance (unless there’s a Belletrista deadline looming!), but I do have a slightly odd method for choosing my next read.

    In a bid to reduce my ever-growing ‘to be read’ pile, I use a book lucky dip. Each book is assigned a number and I pull a number out of a bag when I want to start a new book. The idea is that I get round to reading those books that have been on my shelves for a few years and never catch my eye.

    It’s worked quite well so far and definitely keeps my reading varied…but I also have rebellious moments when I read what ever I want!

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