I spent some time last week organizing my shelves and thought I'd share a few of the titles on my To Be Read shelf - the ones I'm going to get to as soon as I finish Hunger's Bride (I'm on pg. 850).
1. Sara Paretsky is one of my favorite crime writers so I'm really looking forward to getting to Hardball, one of her V.I. Warshawki novels. In this one, Warshawki is asked to track down a man missing since 1967 when he disappeared during the racial unrest of that decade but there are all kinds of obstacles in her way to the truth.
2. Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee came highly recommended and has certainly earned rave reviews from the critics. I've tried to get into it a couple times but have to confess defeat so it continues to stare at me from the TBR shelf. Disgrace is the story of a South African professor in exile from academia after an affair with a student is revealed who goes to live in a rural area with his daughter but becomes entangled in post-apartheid tensions and violence.
3. I haven't read anything of Alice Walker's in a while so I picked up Anything We Love Can Be Saved, a collection of essays on her life as an activist. I have a lot of respect for her as a writer so I'm looking forward to reading more about her life as someone with a deep desire to change the world for the better.
4. Walter Mosley can write about grass growing and make it interesting so I'm looking forward to delving into The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, about an old recluse who is galvanized to jumb back into the sturm und drang of life by seventeen-year-old Robyn. Peeped at the end, as I tend to do, and, yep, this looks set to be a great read.