In March the Literary Exploration Book Club will be exploring the weird and wonderful mind of Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as part of our autobiographical novel theme. I have seen the movie a few times and I feel like I have read this book but I have not recorded this on Goodreads, LibraryThing or my reading spreadsheet, so I guess I am reading this book again (or for the first time). It feels like it has been a while since I last joined in on the group read (because I have already read the books) but it has not been that long, I was reading Tender is the Night with the group. If you are interested in reading Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, please come join the fun over at Goodreads.
Next month we are moving to magical realism and it looks like we will be reading Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami. I have not read much magical realism (and the majority has been Murakami), so I am actually looking forward to trying this novel. It will also be a good choice for anyone looking for a magical realism book for the Literary Exploration reading challenge. Don’t forget you can join in on all this fun over at Goodreads and don’t forget to vote in the polls.
For my personal reading I am planning on finishing The Whispering City by Sara Moliner (translated by Mara Faye Lethem, Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo (translated by Edith Grossman) and The World According to Garp by John Irving. After that, I am not sure what I will read, but I love reading on a whim and always look forward to seeing where my reading will take me. I have a few books I would love to read soon and there are some books reserved at the library but I am not going to put pressure on myself. Please let me know if you have any books planned for the month and happy reading everyone.