My Bookshelf: February 2019 TBR

January’s TBR was a success! I am admittedly still working my way through Tiny Clumsy Things, but I’ve found I get more out of poetry when I take it slowly instead of trying to mainline it to meet a goal. That being said, I did finish Calypso by David Sedaris this month, so I am on track for my 2019 reading goal.

Speaking of poetry, I love the podcast Call Your Girlfriend and one of the hosts, Aminatou Sow, said that one of her New Years Resolutions each year is to pick and memorize a new poem. I loved that idea! I decided that my 2019 poem is going to be “Morning Poem” by Mary Oliver. Aren’t these lines beautiful?

each pond with its blazing lilies
is a prayer answered

lavishly, 
every morning

The precision of a poet’s diction is truly something to be admired. 

Anyway, back to my to-be-reads!

February To-Be-Reads:

1. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
2. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
3. Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli
4. Circe by Madeline Miller

February’s TBR theme is all about manuscript inspiration. I read Sirena when I was in middle school, but Norse Mythology and To Kill a Kingdom will be new to me. To be totally transparent, I am about 22% through Circe already. I started reading it last summer on a vacation and then to no fault of it’s own I put it down. Time to pick it back up again!

Do you have a favorite book inspired by mythology? I’d love to know (especially if it’s about sirens!).

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