Monday, February 25, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Whew! It was a productive reading week for me. I finished Agent Zigzag, by Ben Macintyre, which I enjoyed so much I made it my staff pick for March at the bookstore. I'll have a review this week. What a fun book. I also read Happy Ending by Francesca Duranti, an Italian novel about a family gathering at a country estate. It had a lovely ending (of course) and I wonder if a movie has ever been made because it would make a great one.

So now my bedside book is Role Models, by John Waters, a funny and tender collection of reflections by the famed filmmaker of the people who have influenced him. It's half memoir, half appreciation, but all delightful. 

In my purse is Coronation Summer, by Angela Thirkell, one of her early novels, about two upper class young ladies and the summer they spend in London to see the coronation of Queen Victoria. It's yummy Downton Abbey-esque fun.

I also started a new audiobook, Gail Caldwell's Let's Take the Long Way Home, a memoir of her friendship with the late Caroline Knapp, a fellow Boston writer.

What are you reading? Head over to to see what others are reading this week!


Sandy Nawrot said...

Oooh! Our book club had talked about Agent Zigzag awhile sounded REALLY good. And i'm also interested in that audio you have going. Right now I am in the middle of "The Art of Intelligence" about a clandestine CIA agent (non-fiction) that is excellent, and just started Peter Geye's "The Lighthouse Road" for the UCF Book Festival in a couple of months.

bermudaonion said...

I bet Role Models is really good! I'll be watching for your review.

Zibilee said...

Coronation Summer sounds like something that I need to read. I love stories that have that Downton feel.

I am listening to Olive Kitteridge, and it's taking me awhile to finish it, though it is interesting. In print, I am reading a historical called Reconstructing Jackson.

D.M. SOLIS said...

I've discovered Drusilla Campbell. Strong contemporary literary fiction. Characters you love and villains you HATE. Plot twists that never let you leave a page without turning it first.