Saturday, October 22, 2011

Read-a-Thon Lunch Break Update

Okay! I finished two of my four Read-a-Thon books and I'm looking for something new to start once I've finished at least one more.

Done are:
The Cat's Table, by Michael Ondaatje. Liked, didn't love.  A book to admire for me, not one to swoon over. Full review on Tuesday.

Nightmare Alley, by William Lindsay Gresham. Not to put too fine a point on it but OH MY GOD I LOVED THIS BOOK. It's a noir thriller perfect perfect perfect for your Halloween reading pleasure. It's got murder, lust, lies, and the carnival. What more can you ask for?


Some things I'm choosing from for my next read:


Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away, from Christie Watson and Other Press.

Vestments, by John Reiminger, about a Catholic priest and a crisis of faith.

The Meaning of Night, by Michael Cox, a Victorian murder mystery. More Halloweeny fun?

The Moonflower Vine, by Jetta Carelton, a recovered classic from the Depression era.

You tell me what to read next & I'll do what you say! Right now? I'm throwing on some jeans and a hoodie and getting me a hamburger.

12 comments:

Booksnyc said...

Tiny Birds, Far Away looks good - i would love to hear what you think of it!

bermudaonion said...

You're doing great! I vote for Moonflower Vine.

reviewsbylola said...

I vote for The Moonflower Vine too because it's on my wishlist. Keep up the good work!

bookmagic said...

I read about half of The Meaning of Night but it was a bit slow so never finished it. @ books read? You're doing great. I may have to consider Nightmare Alley

Col (Col Reads) said...

I'm going to vote for The Moonflower Vine too, because I'd like to see a review!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Looks like u r having fun Marie. Moonflower Vine is a good one --enjoy

bookspersonally said...

ooh that Nightmare Alley sounds fun- enjoy the readathon! (hope to do it someday.) cheering you on!

Harvee said...

Congrats on finishing two books alreadly! That Victorian novel in your pile looks very good.

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

Enjoy the readathon.

Darlene said...

You're doing great! I was hoping The Cat's Table would be better. I've heard that Tiny Sunbirds is supposed to be good although I haven't read it.

Nise' said...

Ooooo, I love to hear about books that people LOVED! Have a great reading day.

iwriteinbooks said...

Oh, my vote is for Tiny Birds! Good work and enjoy your hoodie and burger!