Monday, November 7, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I'm still on all the books I was on last week, but I started a new one for good measure.

Paul Beatty's The Sellout won this year's Man Booker Prize; he's the first American to win since the prize started including Americans last year and I couldn't be more delighted. I was a big fan of his 2009 book Slumberland and was just so happy to see him nominated; then when the win was announced the only word that applied was stoked.

So far I'm enjoying it a lot, as I knew I would. I'll tell you more later. But for now I'll just say it has plenty of his characteristic verve and jumpy, energetic writing.

Other than that, still on Ill Will and A Season with the Witch; I expect to finish Ill Will in the next couple of days and should finish Witch early next week. That's a lot of Halloweeny reading; I'll need something light and fluffy after all this tension.

What are you reading today? And if you're eligible to vote in the U.S., please do so tomorrow if you haven't already!

1 comment:

Lisa Hayden Espenschade said...

I'm reading and enjoying The Sellout, too, and couldn't agree more with your description of the writing as "energetic"!