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July 2018: What are you reading?

1001 Books to read before you die

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Jul 1, 8:32am Top

Happy July first! For those experiencing summer heat, stay cool. And for those undergoing longer nights and colder days, keep warm! Whatever your weather, what 1001-list books are you reading to escape from it?

Jul 1, 8:37am Top

I'm on the last day of vacation, trying to figure out which book to start when I get back home -- The Kindly Ones, A World for Julius, All Souls' Day, or the non-list East of Eden.

Jul 2, 10:13pm Top

Be prepared for The Kindly Ones. It's all kinds of heavy, and I mean ALL. But I'm so glad I read it!

I'm reading Gargantua and Pantagruel (still) and Tender is the Night. Not loving either.

Jul 12, 2:25pm Top

Just wrapped up The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner and I'm tackling The Last of the Mohicans next. Heard good things.

Jul 12, 4:54pm Top

>4 MartinBodek: I hope you like The Last of the Mohicans but I could not stand it!

I've just finished Under the Net by Iris Murdoch. I think next up will be The Years by Virginia Woolf, though I think I'll read a few non-list books first.

Jul 13, 1:17pm Top

>5 japaul22: Thanks. Done with reading the front and back cover. So far, so good. :-)

Jul 17, 9:22pm Top

I've just begun The General in his Labyrinth which I feel pretty certain I'm going to get a lot out of (not sure yet if "enjoy" is the right word). On audio I'm listening to Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde which is really excellent. Even though I think I know the plot twist here, the suspense is great. So, more good summer entertainment, so well initiated by Under the Net!

Edited: Jul 21, 12:11pm Top

I finished The Virgin Suicides and am starting the very different and very funny Some Experiences of an Irish R.M.

Jul 23, 2:03pm Top

I am reading Mother's Milk and Troubles.

I also started The Man Without Qualities - this one will take me several months, reading a little at a time. I got the two volume paperback set and also the kindle version. I started reading the kindle version and it is the worst digital book I have ever seen! Typos everywhere, seriously. It is a difficult enough book without having to decipher so many errors. I hope the print version is better.

Jul 24, 2:02pm Top

>9 BentleyMay: I bought the Kindle version as well. Thanks for the heads up! Ugh...

Jul 26, 9:42am Top

I bought the kindle version of the Picador Classic edition of the The Man Without Qualities for $3.70. In the description it says it is only 394 pages so I don't think it is the whole thing.

The typos are really bad! I've never read a kindle book with so many. I might try to exchange it for a different version. I also ordered a paperback version, but I ordered it from the Book Depository and they usually take about three weeks to get to me.

Jul 26, 11:49am Top

That's the same one I bought.

Jul 28, 4:21am Top

I'm reading Daniel Deronda and like it much better than I thought I would.

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