Monday, October 28, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Well, I finished The Last Banquet and found it to be a pretty solid piece of historical fiction. More on that later in the week, but if you like reading about ancien r├ęgime France, pick this one up.

I'm still in the thick of Daniel Stein, Interpreter, but I'll probably finish this week and I'm loving it. Reading Ludmila Ulitskaya is always a treat. I don't know why it took me so long to get around to it. She's just amazing. This is a difficult book in many ways- her main character is based on a controversial real person, a Jewish man who became a Catholic priest and challenged Israel's Right of Return laws early in the life of that country- and the writing and characters are top-notch.

I also started reading Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch, about the path a boy's life travels after the sudden death of his mother. I'm only a little way in but I'm definitely hooked!

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