For my Vintage Contemporaries project:
- Love Always by Anne Beattie
- The Wrong Case by James Crumley -- which I'm really looking forward to re-reading; his first two or three mysteries were great
- Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney -- to launch the whole project, and the next major book in my hopper now
- The Doomsters by Ross Macdonald -- I may decide to change focus and collect all of the newish Black Lizard editions before my re-read, but, even so: this was only a buck
- Downward to the Earth by Robert Silverberg
- The Man in the Maze by Robert Silverberg -- the plan here is to do a Starktober-style re-read of all of Silverberg's classic-period novels (roughly 1967-75) over the course of one month, one a day
- Watch Your Back! by Donald E. Westlake
The Anvil of the World by Kage Baker: I had a copy of this before the flood, left unread partially so I could still have some Baker to look forward to. I may read it this time around, or leave it again, since she's not going to give us any new novels now.
Flashman at the Charge by George MacDonald Fraser: I'm not sure if I'm rebuying these for a big re-read, or just on general principle. I guess I'll see once I have them all, won't I?
Dating Your Mom by Ian Frazier: The other major old collection of funny short works by the author of Coyote V. Acme, a nice short book of really funny stuff -- it will definitely get a re-read.
Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux: Another book I had before the flood, but I don't feel so bad -- this one was cheap, and there's every chance I would have replaced my original hardcover with a trade paperback like this before reading it anyway. (I prefer to read in bound galleys or trade paperback, generally.)
Changeling by Roger Zelazny: I'm probably going to try to re-build my Zelazny shelf eventually. But I should have checked: I already had this in trade paperback, so a book club hardcover wasn't much of an upgrade.