Monday, August 29, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

So I finally finished The City of Mirrors, and now I'm going to read.... IDK. Something. I'll pick something off the shelf in the next day or two.

I'm still reading Baba Dunja's Last Love, which is good. I'm almost finished. Alina Bronsky is very dependable and this, the fourth novel of hers I've read, is the best since the first, Broken Glass Park.

And I'm reading Sjon's Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was, a poetic short novel about a young gay boy in World War 1-era Iceland. He deals with the Spanish Flu and his own sense of alienation through covert friendships and a love affair with the movies. It's for my book club and I have to finish by tomorrow.

Almost done with The Man Without A Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin, by journalist Masha Gessen. It's disturbing and compelling. It makes me want to read more about Putin, but maybe not quite right away.

That's it for me, for now. What are you reading this week?