Monday, July 11, 2011

It's Monday-What Are You Reading?

Well, this Monday I'm reading three books.

For the Europa Challenge, I'm reading Get Me Out of Here, by Henry Sutton, a recent Europa title about an alarming gentleman with a habit of prevarication, obfuscation and possibly, murder. And he likes designer clothes a lot, too. It's been described as a 21st-century American Psycho and I can see why! It's a lot of fun and I can't wait to see where it all winds up.
I'm also enjoying the tail end of Jeanette Winterson's The Stone Gods, a strange literary/science fiction novel about exploration, the future, the past and the planet. It's a lot to pack into a slim volume! After that, probably later today, I'll be starting Song of Time, by Ian R. McLeod, about a mysterious man who comes up out of the sea. It was highly touted at the 2009 Readercon as "literary SF." I've had it on my shelf ever since and reading it was one of the major motivations behind SF Month.

Finally, I'm still working my way through the audio version of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. I'm doing a listen-along with Jen of Literate Housewife and Jason of Brain Candy Book Reviews, and I'm so pitifully far behind that the group discussion was postponed a week to give me time to finish. So I'd better get back to it! It's one of my all-time favorite books- I read it in print years ago- and I'm enjoying the audio very much.

Head over to One Person's Journey Through a World of Books for more Monday reads!

12 comments:

Bellezza said...

Wow, that Get Me Out of Here sounds intense, and I love the cover, too! What an interesting premise; there's nothing like a good psychological crime thriller to fascinate me. They're my favorite escapist reading if I can admit to such a thing. Thanks for sharing that fascinating title, I'm marking it down.

Zibilee said...

I have never read anything by Capote, and would love to read In Cold Blood at some point. Also, the reading that you are doing this week sounds rather interesting. I am really excited to see your full review of Get Me Out of Here. Happy reading to you this week, Marie!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Wow you have some super reads going on here. Enjoy them all!

Joy said...

As celebration for the new Bloggers' Alliance of Nonfiction Devotees (http://nonfictiondevotees.tumblr.com/), I'm cheering on everyone's nonfiction reading today. So, yay for In Cold Blood!

Suzanne said...

Get Me Out of Here looks great, and I'm not just saying that because it's a Europa title!

Have a great week.

Audra said...

Oooh, some nice reads! I'm definitely going to look for Get Me Out of Here!

caite said...

I love people that have all planned what they will read next. I never have a plan...which explain a lot.

bermudaonion said...

Hm, the comparison to American Psycho piques my interest.

Fibro Witch said...

Well at the moment I want to read something I have not read. Which is a problem because every book on the wall behind me has been read at least once, sometimes twice. I went on a Myth Adventures re-read event this weekend. Now I am searching for something new to read.

Maybe something in a non fiction not sure?

The1stdaughter said...

Get Me Out of Here looks like it could be potentially really good and your read-a-long sounds like a lot of fun. Hope you have a fabulous reading week and if you get a second stop my to see what I've been reading at There's A Book! :)

Vasilly said...

Get Me Out of Here sounds interesting! I can't wait to read your thoughts on Stone Gods. I just checked Winterson's Weight out from the library.Happy reading!

Kathleen said...

I'll be very interested to hear what you think about In Cold Blood.