Some of these books are not yet published; some have been published but they’re on my wish list so I have to wait until my birthday; some are books I’m waiting for from the library; some are “Other; please explain.” But these are the books I’m looking forward to:
Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel (photo from Amazon.com). I loved her book Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
This is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike by Augusten Burroughs. I always find his books distressing, and there are parts I have to skip when I re-read (the mouse in the bathtub, the crazy maid)—but they’re so FUNNY and so SMART, and there are other parts I have to read several times and then read aloud to Paul (like the part with the Baby Jesus’s pet cow) and sometimes take to heart permanently.
Million Little Mistakes by Heather McElhatton (photo from Amazon.com). I read Pretty Little Mistakes until I had methodically read every single possible choose-your-own-adventure plotline. My parents gave me Million Little Mistakes for Christmas, and I find I’m frozen: I don’t to be done reading it, so I don’t want to start.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (photo from Amazon.com). Princess Nebraska recommended it to me, and it looks like a book I’m really going to like. I’m waiting for someone else to return it to the library and then it’s MINE ALL MINE (for two weeks).
The Male Brain by Louann Brizendine (photo from Amazon.com). A commenter on my post Wan (in which I wrote about feeling overwhelmed by my adolescent son’s behavior) recommended this book as being very helpful for understanding such things. I’m not looking forward to it as I would a fiction book, but I’m looking forward to having already read it.
Do you have anything you’re looking forward to reading?