Monday, May 26, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

So, I finished three books this week, two of which have been lingering for a long time.

I finished Hild. I loved Hild. Go read Hild, please. Yes it's long but it is so worth it. I finished Nadine Gordimer's The Conservationist, for which I cannot express the same enthusiasm. It's an admirable book but the stream of consciousness style is not for me. I also finished The Ballad of a Small Player, which I liked a lot.
I picked up Seven Lives and One Great Love, a little confection from Greek author Lena Divani, about a cat and the woman he loves, told from the point of view of the cat. It's fun.

I'm continuing on with I Married You For Happiness, a literary novel I'm enjoying, and have decided to finally dig into Alan Hollinghurst's The Line of Beauty as my next Booker Prize-winning novel to read. I enjoyed his book The Swimming-Pool Library so we'll see where we go from here.

Finally, I started reading Rupert Thomson's Secrecy, a delicious historical novel set in Medici Florence from the very reliable Other Press. I'm only a little ways in but I recommend it for Sarah Dunant readers.

What are you reading? See more at and have a great week!


bermudaonion said...

I love seeing what you're reading because you always find new to me books. said...

SEcrecy looks good!

Sandy Nawrot said...

Well I marked "Hild" to read because of you, but I was getting nervous because it seemed like you had been reading a VERY LONG TIME! And I don't do well with long books. But will take your words under advisement! And I read Line of Beauty a long time ago, right after it came out. Not an easy book to read, but an excellent one. A must read.