I haven’t posted in a little while! It’s the end of the term! I am finishing assignments and grading things and doing a massive housecleaning project! This will all be out of the way soon enough. I hope.
Anyway, I’m participating in the #ReadersCrossing challenge hosted by Read at Midnight over winter break! It runs from December 10th (tomorrow for me) until December 31st, which is perfect for my reading schedule. I have an ambitious pile (with a monster of a book included in it), and I can’t wait to get started! (After I finish grading papers. Because, you know. Students receiving grades is important too.)
Animal Crossing for GameCube was the first video game I ever played, and so the whole franchise has had a lot of significance to me personally. From when I played the GC version at an old friend’s house around the time it first came out to 2005 when I bought a Nintendo DS Lite to play Wild World to now when I have Pocket Camp accessible on my phone, I’ve spent a lot of time on this game because it’s calming yet always keeps me busy and entertained, and it’s done wonders for my mental health.
I chose the Natural path for this challenge (though I’m hoping to read more if I’m able to get through the giant book in a reasonable amount of time) in part because it allowed me to partially attack some areas of my TBR that needed addressing already and I thought this would be a good way to help me along with that. It’s not a diverse pile, which is a bit of a bummer, but I’ve got plans to read some fantastic-looking diverse YA for some of the other squares on the challenge board once I read these books, so I’ve got that to look forward to as well! Without further ado, here’s my TBR!
Set in the Wilderness
The Wilderness Within by John Claude Smith — I was actually a bit hesitant to choose the Natural path because I don’t really have books that are set in the wilderness on my shelves (except for another one that I forgot about, which you’ll see later in this list), but this book came in my Nocturnal Readers Box this month so I took it as a sign! This book is a psychological horror/thriller, and I hope I like it!
Animal on the Cover
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson — the aforementioned book set in the wilderness that I forgot about. Oh well. It has a bear on the cover and I like bears. I also like Bill Bryson. This book is a nonfiction book about the Appalachian Trail.
Under the Dome by Stephen King — I also don’t really own books with yellow covers, but this book cover is pretty yellow so I’m counting it. Additionally, as part of my current DayZero Project list I’m working on reading all of Stephen King’s novels, so this is getting me one step closer to that goal as well. This book is very large.
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess — I also have a list of 10 classics that I’m reading for a different DayZero goal, so this book is also pulling double-duty. It’s also been sitting on my shelf for a while, and I probably should read it sooner or later.
Set in Your Country
Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser — I was captivated by @AnaMardoll’s live Tweet of this book, and I’m really excited to read it myself as well. I’m in for a wild ride with this one.
That’s all I have planned so far! Are you participating, too? Comment below with your TBR or a link to your TBR post, and also feel free to friend me in Pocket Camp! I love adding new friends!