T10T ~ Summer ’21 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Ahhhh I have a shelf of library books- and with summer classes my reading is not as fast as I’d like. Reading fiction, that is. I’m blazing through these textbooks.

But what would I read if I had the time? Well…

Getting cheap books is tight

As you can see, I recently went to Target and can’t do that without perusing the book selection. Outlawed follows sapphic cowgirls and Playing The Palace looks like a rip-off of Red, White, & Royal Blue at face value but reviews say it’s a strong misdirection.

My professor rec’d The Gutenberg Galaxy and it’s some kind of editing/ history of type book. She said it aligns with some of my nihilistic views so we’ll see.

A semi-related book om my TBR is Adventures In Screen Trade, a somewhat chunky book that I picked up at the general rec of some DreamWorks employees that were doing a presentation for graphic designers in a zoom filled with mostly writers.

Dahlia Adler is one of my favourite bloggers and Edgar Allen Poe is one of my favourite aesthetics. (Minus his weird and pedo relationship with his cousin.)

Not related, but still weird is Never Let Me Go, which a friend rec’d after I rec’d The Promised Neverland, a manga about orphans at risk of getting harvested. Fun times.

This is vainly called The World’s 100 Best Stories, which they might be but given the subjectivity and white male supremacy that tends to go along with of this kind of thing, I’m a little wary. I requested it from the library and they sent me an extremely old and fragile copy from 1927. Cool for me, questionable for them. I wanted to read The Most Dangerous Game bc I hate humanity, but I opened it and am intrigued by The Reporter Who Made Himself King. As a journalist who wouldn’t mind the king’s money, I’m going to approach it as a to-do list.

I’ve actually gotten a decent amount through, but another collection is Tolstoy’s The Death Of Ivan Ilych & Other Stories. We had to read excerpts of Ivan for a class next semester, which tripped my gay senses and made me fall in love with him. Still too scared to pick up Anna Karina tho.

Cicero’s On The Good Life and Deval Sessions’ Deep Ecology are both presumably philosophy books. I’m currently pursuing a double philosophy minor and by advisor gave them to me for my birthday six months ago. Keep in mind that philosophy has was more reading than journalism before you sentence me.

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