Well let's see. I finished Ill Will last week- so good, you guys. Not quite the white-hot suspense of Await Your Reply but Chaon has clearly built on that novel in this one. It comes out in January and it's going to be what keeps you up at night all winter, guaranteed.
So with that done, I was able to get started on Sana Krasikov's novel The Patriots, also out in January. I can't tell you how excited I was to find this on the galley pile. I've been looking forward to a novel from her since 2008 when I was wowed by her book of short stories, One More Year. That book won all kinds of awards and really put her on the map. I think this one will put her over the top.
And I'm finishing up A Season with the Witch, a humorous accounting of an October spent in Salem, Massachusetts. I have mixed feelings about the book so far. He gets a lot of things right, but misses a lot too. So we'll see how it ends up. I have two chapters to go.
I'm about 1/3 of the way through The Sellout, this year's Man Booker winner, and really kicking myself for not buying it when it came out in hardcover. Cause I collect Booker first editions and now those books are impossible to get.
I'm looking forward to picking a new non-fiction book off the TBR pile this week. I don't even know which it will be at this point. Maybe just something at random. We'll have to stay tuned.
What are you reading this week? Comment and let me know!