Monday, February 22, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I finished a bunch of books last week, starting with A Man of Good Hope, by Jonny Steinberg, which I loved, and Sunil Yapa's The Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, which I did not love. I will be reviewing the former soon.  And I finished my re-read of Alison Bechdel's wonderful Fun Home. I need to read more graphic novels.

I started (and will soon finish) Richard Stark's (pen name of Donald E. Westlake) The Hunter, first in the Parker series of crime novels. I'm sure Parker was a big influence on my favorite bad boy of crime, Massimo Carlotto's gleeful psychopath Giorgio Pelligrini, so this is kind of fun in a grim-and-joyless kind of way. I'll be done by Wednesday when my book club meets to discuss it. 

I'm continuing to read the engrossing Going Clear, Lawrence Wright's exposé of Scientology. I am taking my time here so it may be a while before I finish.

Finally I'll be starting a new gym book this week and I'm not sure what that will be, but it will be nonfiction. What are you reading this week?