Monday, February 20, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Last week I finished three books:
  • Varamo, by Cesar Aira, which I loved to bits and pieces,
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling, and
  • The Baker's Daughter, by Sarah McCoy, which I enjoyed and which I think you will, too.
This week I'm still working on Alan Hollinghurst's The Swimming-Pool Library, a story about a wealthy gay man in 1980s London getting to know an older gentleman who wants the younger man to write his biography. In the mean time he's juggling lovers and loves. I also started The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick deWitt, which I'm loving. I want to spend all day with this hysterical gallows-humor Western but alas, I cannot. I love that it was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. So far it's delightful.

Find out what others are reading at One Person's Journey Through a World of Books.


Suzanne said...

I enjoyed The Baker's Daughter as well. I wasn't thrilled with the ending, but at the same time I think it was a suitable one.

Zibilee said...

The Sister's Brothers is a book that has been calling me from the shelf for the past few weeks, and I will be eager to hear what you have to say about it. I can't wait to get started with it!

Audra said...

I was surprised by The Baker's Daughter -- I enjoyed it more than I anticipated. I have a copy of The Sisters Brothers on my shelf, begging to be read -- someday, soon!

Right now I'm reading a romcom-ish novel from 1910 by Mary Roberts Rineheart called When a Man Marries. It's silly and absurd, but delightful. I'm so digging it.

bermudaonion said...

I can't wait to read your review of The Sisters Brothers. I'm anxious to read The Baker's Daughter.

Nise' said...

I put The Baker's Daughter on my TBR list after reading such glowing reviews!

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

the swimming pool sounds interesting! i am struggling my way through rebecca (failing) and flying through abducted by t.r. ragan

ImageNations said...

Currently reading Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis by Jimmy Carter.

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

I like the sound of The Bakers Daughter

Have a great reading week!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Kathleen said...

I want tovread the Mindy Kaling book but it seems like the reviews have been mixed.