Monday, January 26, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I finished The Hilltop, The Girl Who Loved Camellias and Blood-Drenched Beard last week (the third I finished just last night) and now that New York City is basically shut down due to the snowstorm that's starting any minute I will probably spend the day diving into a new set of reads.

I'm still working my way through Ludmila Ulitskaya's short story collection Sonechka; I have two stories left to finish.
I also started Damon Galgut's Arctic Summer, a fictionalization of the life of E.M. Forster, and I'm enjoying it. It's not an easy read. Forster, or Morgan as he's called, is portrayed as deeply introverted and misogynistic. But the narrative is addictive and I'm flying through it.

Finally I started John Reimringer's 2011 novel Vestments, about a priest from a blue collar Midwestern family who comes home for a visit after being involved in a scandal. It's about the day to day life of a man of the Church, family dynamics and the city of St. Paul. I'm not very far into it but I like its moody, introspective tone.

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Harvee Lau - Book Dilettante said...

Sounds like two interesting books. Hope you enjoy them!

52booksorbust said...

I enjoyed Arctic Summer, though not quite as much as i had anticipated. I felt like it started to drag at times. But I loved finding out the background to his books.

As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

I'm curious about The Blood-Drenched Beard. My copy arrived this weekend and I look forward to starting it soon.

Mystica said...

Do so like th sound of Vestments.