Monday, January 20, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I think I'm reading too many books right now, because it seems I can't really finish anything or feel like I'm making any progress, so I'm going to cut down the number of books I have going and see if that helps.

Last week I read a quick-hit crime novel, Random Violence, by Jassy Mackenzie, which I enjoyed. Set in South Africa, it's a page-turner for sure. I'll write a review soon, because I think you crime readers would like it.

I'm still reading The Kept, which I expect to finish today or tomorrow, and Skippy Dies, which I'm kind of putting aside till I finish something else. I started two new books recently:

Remember Me Like This, by Bret Anthony Johnston, which is coming out in May. I don't know if I should say more, because Johnston is the husband of my friend Jennifer, with whom I work at the bookstore. But it's really good! It's about a missing child who is returned to his family after years of being lost.

I also started The Ghost Road, by Pat Barker, which won the Booker Prize in 1995. It's set in World War 1 and concerns a psychiatrist and his patients. It's the third in a trilogy and I'll probably read the other two at some point but I'm enjoying this one for now.

That's it for me right now. What about you? See more at