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 régime 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!

What about you? What are you reading this week? See more at BookJourney.wordpress.com.

5 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

I still have my sights set on Daniel Stein, pending your review! I'm listening to The Woman Upstairs on audio...I am finding it annoying at the moment, but I'm going to plow through it and see if it delivers like some have promised. I'm reading Eleanor & Park because I needed young troubled love in the 80's...I am infatuated with Rainbow Rowell.

Mystica said...

I 'd like to get hold of all your books. They sound really good.

bermudaonion said...

I'm deep into The Goldfinch and it is so good!

Kelly TheWellReadRedhead said...

The Goldfinch has definitely been making the rounds around the blog circuit. I'm intrigued! Need to get my hands on a copy.

Right now I'm in the midst of The Preservationist by Justin Kramon. A new-to-me author, about halfway done so far and it's an interesting thriller.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Glad that u r enjoying The Goldfinch - I loved it.