I finished Osama last week and enjoyed it; I'll review it soon. It's a very unusual, trippy book, not my normal thing but very good.
I'm still working my way through The Goldfinch though I expect to finish in the next couple of days. I have about 100 pages left and I'm loving it, though now I'm really hoping the ending won't let me down. I'll keep you posted!
I also started The Kept, the debut novel by James Scott, who was my writing teacher for a semester a couple of years ago. It's about a woman and her son who go in search of their family's murderers; the woman, Elspeth, is a midwife who returns to the family homestead to find everyone shot to death except for her son. It's very dark and suspenseful so far, not what I was expecting from so delightful a person as James.
I have Ari Shavit's My Promised Land sitting on my nightstand and I'm about to crack into it any day now. While I read a lot of fiction set in Israel, I tend to avoid non-fiction because that country is so polarizing a subject. However I've heard things about this book that make me want to read it, so we'll see.
And you? I hope my American readers have a very Happy Thanksgiving and I'll see you soon. See more It's Monday at BookJourney.wordpress.com.