June RandomCAT: Into the Unknown
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Since so many people graduate or commence their adult lives in late May or June, let's read a book celebrating someone stepping off into the unkown, into a new beginning.
This could be the first book of a series, or a book about someone whose life changes dramatically, or maybe of a teacher who helps others brave that first step.
Be creative! Open the doors!
Excellent theme! I'll have a rummage through the bookshelves and see what fits :)
This is one that takes a bit of thought... Will come back with some options sometime over the weekend!
I love the theme! And considering my whole facebook feed is currently filled with graduation & pregnancy, it seems perfectly timed in my eyes lol.
Meanwhile, I had a short list of 'Y' books on my TBR for the alphacat, and I was just hoping one would fit into randomcat; I got lucky :) I'll be reading The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis, which was a Nobel Prize winner, and is also by an author I adore, Jose Saramago. It's about a doctor who returns to his home country after sixteen years in Brazil, but finds a new life rather than continuing on the track of seeing patients.
Do you think Apollo 8 would fit about the first trip around the moon?
I'm going to read the nonfiction book Romancing the Vine by Alan Tardi. A successful NYC chef and restaurant owner, his life changed dramatically when he became so exhausted and stressed he decided to lease out the restaurant, he saw the second plane hit the World Trade Center, and his longtime girlfriend decided to leave. The book is about how he created a new life when the old one evaporated.
I'm going to read The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien. Although I understand she is a well-known female Irish author, she is new to me, and I'm reading it for a new-to-me book club. I went to the book club for the first time today, and think I want to join. I was really impressed with the way the group stuck to discussing the book for the month, The Snow Child. The O'Brien book is the June read.
For the "first in series" interpretation, I could FINALLY read Billy Boyle, by James R. Benn, which has been languishing on my shelves for a while.
I could also count Doctor Who: The Churchill Years, by Phil Mulryne, which will be my first Doctor Who Big Finish audio drama, and which features Churchill facing unknown-to-him alien threats in addition to the more earthly threats of the Second World War.
Or I could count The Return of the Soldier, by Rebecca West, which suggests a man whose circumstances have been dramatically changed by war.
I've got quite a few first in series to read, so it's just a matter of deciding which one
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