So I've been thinking...

And no, I don't have steam coming out of my ears. Since posting my summer reading challenge I've been pondering what books I should read. I have very few books decided for certain but here are some possibilities. Anything that is a firm decision has an asterisk.
Books I own but haven't read:

  • A great and terrible beauty - Libba Brey*

  • Night Watch - Sarah Waters*

  • Endymion Spring - Matthew Skelton*

  • Candy Freak - Steve Almond *

Banned/Challenged Book:

  • The Woman Who Did - Grant Allen


  • Odd Women - George Gissing *

  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

  • Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

  • Vanity Fair - William M.Thackeray


  • The Canadian Housewife: an affectionate history - Rosemary Neering*

  • The Trouble with Normal: postwar youth and the making of heterosexuality - Mary Louise Adams (I've read bits and pieces of this in various class readers but never the whole book)

Books I've started but never finished:

  • The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins (hahahahaha - Denise knows why this is funny)

  • Emma - Jane Austen (I've never liked Emma's character)

  • A Tale of Two Cities- Charles Dickens (I've never gotten past the woman knitting on the porch)

  • Marching as to War - Pierre Burton (good book, just never finished it)


  • The Bone Lady: life as a forensic anthropologist - Mary Manheim

  • Nellie McClung: the complete autobiography: Clearing in the West and The Stream Runs fast (two books in one) - Nellie McClung

  • We beat the street - Sampson Davis

Non-fiction science:

  • Let them eat flax - Dr. Joe Schwarch (Dr Joe!)*

  • A short history of nearly everything - Bill Blyson


  • The Tempest - Shakespeare


  • The Book of Longing - Leonard Cohen

Short Stories:

  • I need suggestions because I'm totally blank on this one


  • Le Petit Prince - Antoine De St-Exupery

Oodles of room for suggestions if anyone has any.