Category: Monthly Kickoff

Monthly Kickoff – July 2015

Posted July 1, 2015 by Michael @ Knowledge Lost in Monthly Kickoff / 0 Comments

How To Be a HeroineThe second half of the year is upon us; it really is hard to believe the year has gone this far. How has everyone’s reading been for the past six months? I have personally had a great half-year reading and hope the next six months are just as productive. This month’s theme is books about books and we are reading How to be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis. I am so pleased with the choice and looking forward to some good discussions over on the Goodreads threads.

As a reminder, August will be an indigenous theme and we are reading The Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, which I am sure will spark some interesting discussions. I have read this book before and I am still trying to decide if I should re-read it or not. September’s theme has been decided and it was almost going to be science fiction but urban fantasy just pulled in front by one vote. Also, don’t forget you can join in on all this fun over at Goodreads and you can help us pick our themes and books by voting in the polls.

I am currently reading A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara and One Night in Winter by Simon Sebag Montefiore; both of these novels are really enjoyable so far. I also plan to read Nest by Inga Simpson for my real life book club and Limonov by Emmanuel Carre?re (translated from the French by John Lambert), which is a biography about Russian poet (and so much more) Eduard Limonov. Other than that, I would love to read The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil by Philip G. Zimbardo. After that, I will just see what will happen, what are you planning to read this month?