Monday, February 8, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Sigh. Another Monday. I had a great week in reading- I finished Ripley Under Ground and then blew through The Talented Mr. Ripley, the first in Patricia Highsmith's series about the famous sociopath and killer-with-all-the-skills. What a book. Seriously you guys- required reading. I also saw the French movie version of Talented Mr. Ripley, with Alain Delon. Swoon. Seriously, I lived in Cambridge for 10 years and I love Matt Damon like any good Cambridge girl but he can't hold a candle to Alain Delon.

This week I'm reading The Pirate, by Jón Gnarr, a semi-autobiographical novel by the former mayor of Reykjavik, Iceland. It's very chatty and fun. I'm about 30 pages in and I'm reading it for my upcoming book club meeting.
I'm two chapters away from finishing Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story, by Maxim D. Shrayer. I'll do a full review but I think it's an interesting book for anyone interested in reading about the everyday life of a refusenik family in 1970s/1980s Moscow.

And I'm still poking my way through A Man of Good Hope, a really excellent piece of journalism and biography. Whatever I'm reading at the gym I'm reading very slowly.

What I read next depends on what I can find on the TBR pile. I also need to go through my galleys and see what's new that looks interesting. I'll keep you posted!