Monday, August 19, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Well I finished up The Last Policeman pretty quickly; it was a very absorbing page-turner and I already have the sequel in my to-buy pile at work. I'll have a review soon. There are so many books I need to review!

This week I'm in the thick of  The Art of Joy, by Goliarda Sapienza, a very long but engaging read. The chapters are short which make life easier because you can read a lot very quickly.  At the same time it can be a little hard to follow, but I think it's worth the effort.

I also started Sarah Dunant's Blood and Beauty, her latest historical novel about Italy, this time about the Borgias and the Borgia Pope Alexander. I'm really enjoying it. I loved her last book, Sacred Hearts, and she just seems to step it up every time.

Finally I started Paul Yoon's Snow Hunters, a very slow and delicate little literary read about a Korean man taking shelter in Brazil after the Korean War. The narrative is careful and haunted and slow- very nice.

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Mystica said...

Sarah Dunant is the one I am eyeing!

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

I read The Last Policeman too. I thought it was alright. I'm currently trying to finish Isle of Palms by Dorothea Benton Frank. I got sucked into Downton Abbey and watched three seasons quickly and my reading took a hit! ;)

bermudaonion said...

You're reading a nice variety. I'm reading One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus for my book club.

Sarah Williams said...

I just got the audio of that Dunant book last week. Can't wait to start it.