Monday, November 11, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


I finished and reviewed The Midnight Choir last week; I'm trying to get better about reviewing books right away and I still have a backlog of unreviewed books from this year, but what can you do.

I've taken up The Goldfinch again and I'm loving it. It's really picking up now- I'm about 200 pages in and I have to say, it's living up to the hype. It's about a boy whose mother dies in a terrorist bombing in a museum; that day, he steals a painting. He also goes to live with a wealthy family and meets an elderly antiques dealer. Hmmm....

I also started reading Jane Gardam's latest, A Long Way From Verona, another coming of age about a young girl who wants to be a writer. It's written in a very juvenile style, very different from the Old Filth books, and I'm enjoying it but it took a little while to get used to. We'll see where it goes from here!

That's it for me this week! What are you reading? See more at BookJourney.wordpress.com.

7 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I loved The Goldfinch and look forward to the Gardam book as well.

Mystica said...

I like the sound of the Verona book! Looking forward to your review on the Goldfinch book.

JoAnn said...

I can't wait to read The Goldfinch! Have a couple of Jane Gardam's books on my shelf, too. Enjoy.

bermudaonion said...

The Goldfinch is one terrific book!

Sandy Nawrot said...

The Goldfinch is so long though! That bothers me. I am going to try to get it on audio, which will help. I'm reading the GN of V for Vendetta right now, as well as listening to a Mo Hayder standalone called Hanging Hill.

pinkflopflops44 said...

I'm reading Liberating Paris by Linda Bloodworth Thomason.

wordsandpeace.com said...

The Goldfinch is on my shelf, waiting and waiting, sigh...