Monday, September 9, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Well, I'm finally starting to finish the books I've been working on for weeks. Sarah Dunant's excellent Blood and Beauty is off the nightstand and ripe for review; I am still reading, and will be for a while, The Art of Joy, but I finished my audiobook, How the Irish Saved Civilization, so I'm looking for another one. If you know of a good nonfiction audio about English history, please tell me in the comments! I want to emphasize that I'm looking for nonfiction, so please save your historical fiction favorites for another day and thanks!

But on to the new books!
I got The Story of a New Name, by Elena Ferrante, in the mail and I'm super excited about it. It's another chunkster and I'll be with it for a while but that OK because I love her stuff. This is the follow up to last year's My Brilliant Friend, about a pair of girls growing up together in early-20th-century Naples. I love her books.

I'm also finally starting Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam. I've had it for a while but I wanted to wait to closer to her event in Cambridge to read it. September 19- be there or be square!

That's more than enough to keep me busy for now. What are you reading today? See more at