Monday, April 22, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I finished Massimo Carlotto's memoir The Fugitive, which I enjoyed; I'll have a review later this week and tell you more then. I also finished Ioanna Karystiani's The Jasmine Isle, a very lyrical book that could be hard to follow at times but was worth the effort. I also decided to DNF Sarah Bakewell's How to Live.

I'm moving on to a funner nonfiction book, Jen Lancaster's Such a Pretty Fat, about her project to get into shape. I've been enjoying her books for years and decided I needed a funny book right now. I also started Massimo Carlotto's new book, At the End of a Dull Day, the sequel to my favorite of his, The Goodbye Kiss. In the new book, Giorgio Pellegrini is back and more lethal than ever as his comfortable and respectable lifestyle is threatened again. I also started Falling to Earth, by Kate Southworth, about a devastating tornado that hits the midwest in the 1920s and the one family that doesn't lose anything.

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6 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

I've never read any of Jen's books but I think I may have one loaded on my iPod. (And by the way I am STILL waiting on The Dinner to arrive from the library on audio. Half the world must be on the wait list). I just started Orphan Train, and so far is pulling me in.

bermudaonion said...

I've only read Lancaster's fiction and am anxious to try one of her memoirs. I bet they're very funny since she is!

As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

holy cow, you've been a busy reader! Way more than I've been in the last little while. I've been making it about 75-100 pages into various books and then putting them down.

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

Your affinity for current books amazes (positively) me.

Currently, I'm reading On the Road by Jack Kerouac.

Zibilee said...

Such a Pretty Fat sounds really funny, and like something that I would like to read.

I am reading The Kitchen of Half Truths and Amity and Sorrow, and listening to Bristol House. Lots of good stuff waiting for me, so I need to get through all of it!!

I have The Dinner on audio, and that's one that I am anxious to get to :)

Barbara said...

How is it possible to read so many books? Wow. I'm such a slow reader, and even slower processor. I'm looking forward to Massimo Carlotto. You have me stuck on Europas.