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1. Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver---I've owned the book since last Christmas and I haven't even cracked it open. As a Kingsolver fan I think it is time I just do it.
2. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston--- I started the book in the early Spring and I want to get back to it and finish it up. Maybe Banned Books Week would be a good time to do so. This book will complete my reading challenge to read 6 books I should have read in school but didn't.
3. Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell--- This is a book club selection for next month, so I probably shouldn't even put it on the list since I know I will read it.
4. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness---this book was inspired by Siobhan Dowd before she died. I just received my copy from UK since the US copies won't be out until late in September.
5. Chime by Franny Billingsley--- I've been told that this book is quite good and quite well-written. I will read it with an eye for possible admission in to my Mock Printz workshop.
6. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson--- another book club selection. I am on the list at the library, but I'm 25th in the queue. I doubt I'll get it in time. I hope that another club member will loan me their copy.
7. Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta---another possible for the Mock Printz event. This book is the sequel to Saving Francesca, which I haven't read either, so technically speaking that is two books I need to read.
8. Five Flavors of Dumb by Anthony John--- reading this book will complete my reading challenge to read all the ALA Award YA book winners from last year. This book won the Schneider Family Teen Book Award for persons living with a disability.
9. Dreamland by Sarah Dessen--- this is the only book on my nifty-fifty cart that I haven't read. I want to decide if I should leave it on the cart or replace it with another Dessen book.
10. Great House by Nicole Krauss--- this was my Christmas gift from my husband last year. He knew I loved The History of Love by Krauss. Now that I know it is a compilation of short stores I think I can start it.