Monday, December 7, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I finished The Lost Estate, and thank goodness. That was one of those literary endurance tests for me. It would be great for YA readers especially those who loved The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It's kind of like that book combined with Dickens or something.

Anyway upwards and onwards to The Gap of Time, Jeanette Winterson's retelling of Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale, which I am loving. But how can you go wrong with Jeanette Winterson? The book is part of a new series being published by Hogarth with contemporary writers retelling Shakespearean plays. Next up will be Howard Jacobson's take on The Merchant of Venice, then books by Margaret Atwood, Edward St. Aubyn, Gillian Flynn and more. Collect them all- I want to!

Still working on my chunksters Flood of Fire and Cities of Salt. I have about five chapters left in the former and 12 days of reading 3-4 chapters a day in the latter. So I'll get there eventually. The chapters in Cities of Salt are 3-6 pages each; those in Flood of Fire are 30+ big pages of small type so it takes me longer. Sigh.

What are you reading today? Have a great week.

1 comment:

Mystica said...

The Gap of Time is the one that is piquing my interest!