Monday, November 30, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

My reading is a little bit of a mess right now!

I think I have four books going:
  • Flood of Fire, by Amitav Ghosh, which I've been reading for months and working through very very slowly,
  • The Night of the Hunter by Davis Grubb, a favorite of mine as a teen that I'm re-reading. I got stuck though. It's such a strong suspenser that it's hard for me to read even though I know how it ends, 
  • The Cities of Salt, by Abdelrahim Munif, sitting on my nightstand and which I've been reading at the pace of 3-4 short chapters a day,
  • The Musical Brain, by Cesar Aira, a book of short stories I've stalled on, and
  • The Lost Estate, by Henri Alain-Fournier, an unusual coming-of-age story that almost feels like a fairy tale. I like though.
Okay that's five. I went home for the week that included Thanksgiving and picked up a few galleys at my old workplace, which have been added to the TBR shelves, but I did manage to actually read one book, albeit a short one, Pedro Mairal's delightful and bittersweet The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra. That'll show up on this year's favorites list for sure.

What are you reading this week?