I did mean to do the last Buzzwordathon back in January, honestly I did, but we were about to move house and I needed to *sigh* get through some books to get rid of…
BUT I’ll be doing it in March! If you haven’t heard of Buzzwordathon, it’s a readathon with a specific ‘buzz’ word that should be in the title of each of the books you read – in the past, they’ve done ‘girl’ and ‘lies/liar/lying’ and this time it’s ‘who/what/where/why/when/how’. Check out BooksandLala‘s and ChelseaDollingReads‘ announcement videos!
The next Buzzwordathon isn’t actually until the 18th March but as I know what books I want to try and read, I thought I might as well tell you all noooooow! Also, if you want to join in, you don’t need to read a specific amount of books and you can read more than one of each word but I thought I’d challenge myself to pick 6 books – one for each Who What Where Why When How…. Here we have it:
The Man Who Was Thursday – GK Chesterton (Penguin):
G.K. Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday is a thrilling novel of deception, subterfuge, double-crossing and secret identities.
G.K. Chesterton (1874-1938) attended the Slade School of Art, where he appears to have suffered a nervous breakdown, before turning his hand to journalism. A prolific writer throughout his life, his best-known books include The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1922) and the Father Brown stories. Chesterton converted to Roman Catholicism in 1922 and died in 1938.
What We See in the Stars – Kelsey Oseid (Boxtree):
Combining art, mythology, and science, What We See in the Stars is a tour of the night sky through more than a hundred magical pieces of original art, all accompanied by text that weaves related legends and lore with scientific facts.
This beautifully packaged book covers the night sky’s most brilliant features such as constellations, the moon, the bright stars, and the visible planets, as well as less familiar celestial phenomena like the outer planets, nebulae, and deep space. Adults seeking to recapture the magic of youthful stargazing, younger readers interested in learning about natural history and outer space, and those who appreciate beautiful, hand-painted art will all delight in this charming book.
Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak:
The story of Max, who is so naughty the night he wears his wolf suit that he’s sent to bed without any supper. In the night a whole land of forests and seas appears in Max’s bedroom, and he sails away to the land where the wild things are.
When I Hit You – Meena Kandasamy (Atlantic):
Seduced by politics, poetry and an enduring dream of building a better world together, the unnamed narrator falls in love with a university professor. Moving with him to a rain-washed coastal town, she swiftly learns that what for her is a bond of love is for him a contract of ownership. As he sets about reducing her to his idealised version of an obedient wife, bullying her and devouring her ambition of being a writer in the process, she attempts to push back – a resistance he resolves to break with violence and rape.
Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer – Wendell Berry (Penguin):
‘Do I wish to keep up with the times? No. My wish simply is to live my life as fully as I can’
‘The great American poet, novelist and environmental activist argues for a life lived slowly.
How to Get into the Twin Palms – Karolina Waclawiak (Two Dollar Radio):
How to Get Into the Twin Palms is the story of Anya, a young woman living alone in a Russian neighborhood in Los Angeles, who struggles to retain her parents’ Polish culture while trying to assimilate into her newly adopted community.
Anya stalks the nearby Twin Palms nightclub, the pinnacle of exclusivity in the Russian community. Desperate not only to gain entrance into the club but to belong there, Anya begins a perilous pursuit for Lev, a Russian gangster who frequents the seemingly impenetrable world of the Twin Palms.
There we have it! Really looking forward to this TBR, there’s a nice mix of novels and short books so this 6 books in a week thing might be doable! Let me know if you’re taking part and if you are, what are you hoping to read? And have you read any of these? What did you think?
Over and out