Monday, March 18, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?



Last week I finished the remarkable How To Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, by Mohsin Hamid, which I will review this week, and decided to pass for now on the Yehoshua novel about the filmmakers. I may come back to it, or I may not. The Hamid book caught my eye after it got a starred review in Kirkus and I was not disappointed by this lovely, luminous and smart novel. Bittersweet and beautiful, it's another winner. I borrowed my copy from the store (a nice job perk) and I loved it so much I want to buy it. That doesn't always happen!


I'm still reading The Rage, by Gene Kerrigan, which I hope to finish this week, and Wave, by Sonali Deraniyagala. I'm also planning to start Jeanine Cummins' new novel, The Crooked Branch. Her first novel, The Outside Boy, was a favorite of mine (still is) and I'm excited for her second book. I hope to attend her event tonight at Brookline Booksmith and meet her in the flesh. We've been Twitter buddies for a while now so I'm looking forward to it!

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6 comments:

Mystica said...

I hadn't even heard of Sonali Deraniyagala and she is Sri Lankan. Looking forward to your review of Wave.

Sandy Nawrot said...

I passed on an audio of China, and now (as usual) am kicking myself. Bah. I am about to finish Patti Callahan Henry's "And Then I Found You", a feature for the UCF Book Festival and for She Reads...then will move on to the GN "Friends With Boys" for a quick shot in the arm. (Love GNs) On audio I'm listening to "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes.

Audra said...

I just got How To Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia -- glad you liked it -- I hope to dig in next week. Am finishing up a historical mystery and starting a non-fiction book on seducers, Swoon.

Zibilee said...

I am starting a new audiobook today, but not sure what it will be. In print, I am reading A Rip in the Veil, and then on to Flesh.

Sherri Mash said...

I am finishing House of Earth by Woody Guthrie. Interesting read.

Kathleen said...

I really want to read the Hamid book and The Reluctant Fundementalist too.