Monday, March 11, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Well, I finished Role Models, by John Waters, and enjoyed it; my next bedside read, which I'll start tonight, will be Sarah Bakewell's How to Live, her biography of Montaigne. This book is one I've meant to get to for a long time, so I dug it out and now it's ready to go.

I also finished Gerbrand Bakker's Ten White Geese, which was OK but one I have to think about a bit before I review it.

I'm still reading Gene  Kerrigan's The Rage, a crime novel set in present day, post-boom Dublin. I'm enjoying it but I feel like I should be enjoying it more. I'll keep going and see where it leads. I've also started Sonali Deraniyagala's Wave, her memoir of the devastating tsunami that hit the Pacific several years ago. It's really incredible so far. It's a short book but I think it will have a big impact, and with blurbs by Abraham Verghese and Michael Ondaatje, I couldn't really pass it up. Then last night I also started A.B. Yehoshua's The Retrospective, about an Israeli filmmaker and his star at the end of their careers. I'm only just at the beginning but I think this is a novel I'm going to enjoy.

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9 comments:

Kelly TheWellReadRedhead said...

OK, wow...my TBR list just expanded quite a bit through this post! You have a lot of interesting books in the works!

bermudaonion said...

I don't know how you keep track of so many books at one time. I hope you have a great week in books!

Zibilee said...

The Wave sounds interesting to me as well. I am reading The Orchardist and still listening to Little Women. It's been a hectic week for reading.

Audra said...

The Rage sounds very good! I just DNF'd Children of Liberty by Paullina Simons so I'm starting The Spirit of Lost Angels by Liza Perrat -- an 18th century hist fic in rural France. Good so far.

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

I'm reading Little Children by Tom Perrotta!

Sandy Nawrot said...

You always have such a fascinating, eclectic bunch of books going at once! I'm finishing up The Memory Thief in print, and listening to "January First" and Rod Stewart's autobiography on audio.

Barbara said...

You are an amazing reader. Stick with The Rage. Kerrigan's a different kind of writer. His novels are heavily populated. It's like zeroing in on parts of a city -- but the parts come together in their own way.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

It's odd how serendipitous our reading lives can be. I was just reading a book yesterday where the author spoke about the Montaigne bio. Odd. (And hope I spelled that right.)

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