I just want to read all of the books, all of the time at the moment. This has resulted in yet another library trip, in which I have checked out more books than I will ever have the opportunity to read:
- Somewhere - This is a collection of short stories with the premise 'somewhere else', so it contains a lot of speculative fiction. I'm in the mood for trying short stories at the moment, and this collection contains a story by Michel Faber, so I can't lose!
- Ariel by Sylvia Plath - I never read poetry, although I keep intending too. I loved Plath's poetry as a student, and am looking forward to reading this collection in it's entirety.
- The Diving Pool by Yoko Ogawa - More short stories/novellas! Ogawa's writing intrigues me, as it seems to have an undercurrent of darkness running through it. I've been meaning to try some Japanese literature that isn't Murakami, and this seems like a good place to start.
- Changing my Mind by Zadie Smith - I love Zadie Smith, so I'm keen to try her collection of essays. It's split into four sections; reading, being, seeing and feeling, and I can't wait to dip in and out of them.
- The Complete Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby - This is essentially a collection of essays about what Hornby has been reading, and I've seen rave reviews of it on other blogs. I enjoy the light style of his fiction works, so hopefully that will translate well to these essays.
- Where I'm Reading From by Tim Barks - As you can see, I was loving the essays section of the library today. This collection promises to be about books and how the way we appreciate both them and literature is changing, which sounds very interesting.
If you've read any of these titles, I'd love to hear your thoughts on them. It might help me to prioritise!