Monday, December 9, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I had a busy reading week! I finished Holiday, by Stanley Middleton, then blasted through The Daylight Gate and Jeanette Winterson's memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? All of those books were really excellent and will be some tough acts to follow. I read the memoir in two sittings. Just, wow.

But follow them I must, and to do so I'm treating myself to another Booker Prize winner, Paul Scott's Staying On, a sort of coda to his four-volume Raj Quartet series about the end of the British in India. I'm just a few pages in but I'm really enjoying it.

I'm also keeping on with The Kept, as its secrets slowly unfurl. It's not the fastest moving book ever but I think I just reached a turning point. Can't wait to see what's around the corner!