Monday, June 3, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Well, I need to rethink what I'm reading because after being traumatized by last night's "Game of Thrones," I think maybe crime novels aren't what I should be reading! But June is International Crime Month and so I will be reading crime novels all month.

Last week I finished Elliott Holt's You Are One of Them, which comes out this week. I'll have a review later in the week but the bottom line on this is that I thought it was a very strong and suspenseful debut, as well as a moving coming of age and portrait of Cold War-era America.

Today I'm continuing I Will Have Vengeance, by Maurizio de Giovanni, also an appropriate follow-up title to "Game of Thrones" last night. It's about an opera singer murdered in his Naples dressing room, starring a detective who has some kind of psychic visions. Interesting!

Still working through the comic-absurd The Teleportation Accident. It's a fun read.

My bedside book is Jame Joyce: A New Biography, by Gordon Bowker, which I'm reading to prepare for my trip to Ireland in the fall. I'm not a big Joyce reader but it's an interesting portrait of Irish life and I'm certainly interested in learning more about him anyway. I'm enjoying reading it at about a chapter a day.

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Shannon @ River City Reading said...

So excited to hear your thoughts on You Are One of Them! It's one I've been wanting to read.

Sorry about Game of Thrones :( It was super hard for me and I even knew it was coming!

Mystica said...

Like your mix of books!

bermudaonion said...

Oh, maybe I should pick up a crime novel too!

Mel u said...

I finished the Bowker biography of Joyce yesterday. I liked it a lot. I recently made my first trip to Ireland I would suggest you read at least some of the stories in Dubliners before you go.