I actually haven’t given this one much thought. I have no clue what books might fit, off the top of my head, since I like to go into a book without knowing the plot. So before I go much further in my post, I’m going to check out this list created by the moderator of the Goodreads Popsugar group. BRB…
Ok… so I haven’t read anything on the list and I can’t think of anything that I’ve read that would fit. Therefore, for this post, I’m going to write about what I plan on reading and what I’ve heard from others participating in the challenge. I checked my planning spreadsheet that I made back in Dec and I was planning on reading either The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society or Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows.
I’ve been eyeing The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows and originally published July 2008 by Dial Press, for a while. Especially after it became a Netflix movie. I always like to try to read the book before I watch the movie. Since books are almost always better, I would rather know what is going to happen in the movie instead of the book. Also, it’s had over 500K ratings on Goodreads and is rated over 4 stars. All but one of my major reader friends absolutely loved this book when they read it.
I’ll probably read Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, within the next couple of weeks. In one of my Goodreads group a challenge was created last year where you pick 36 books on your TBR and throughout the year they randomly picked a number that corresponded with the book to read for that month. Several of us decided to continue that book into this year. We started the year with 24 books (the leftovers from last year) and a new random number has been picked each month. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows has been on this list of mine and the number for it was picked for May. I got myself on the hold list with my local library and it became available at the same time as a bunch of other library books and I was overwhelmed. I hate that… it’s either feast or famine. I either can’t get anything I want from the library or all of my hold become available at the same time and all of a sudden I have 10 books ready to read. Luckily, my library’s online system allows you to modify and you can let it go to the next person waiting and you can try again when it’s available after the next person. I did that with this book and pushed it out for a month.
I was drawn to Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows because after working for a company based in India, and visiting there multiple times, I’m drawn to Indian stories. I constantly want to find out more about their culture and history.
Other books that I’ve heard good things about and are on my TBR are:
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix published April 2020 by Quirk Books; This book just came out but I’ve seen a lot of people picking it up to read it for this prompt. I’ve seen a lot of good reviews and it’s currently rated 4.05 stars on Goodreads. The title is definitely peaks my interest but since it’s new and there is a 13 week wait at my library, I don’t know when I’ll read it.
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman published July 2019 by Berkley Books; This is chick lit, which I’m normally not drawn to, but a lot of people have thoroughly enjoyed it. This might be good for a fun summer read!
There are a few others on the list that I’ve heard about but nothing that really makes me want to add it to my TBR, but that’s just me. Who knows… maybe I’ll read both of my top choices in the next couple of months and do a compare and contrast for Book Club books :)….