Monday, December 30, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

What am I not reading?

I'm continuing to read, and really loving, Paul Scott's Staying On. It's a subtle, funny and richly detailed portrait of a small corner of India in the 1960s as an elderly British couple live out their last years and a young Indian couple try to navigate their changing, evolving country.

I started Ken Kalfus's Equilateral, a hard-to-categorize story set at the end of the 19th century, when intelligent life on Mars has been confirmed and a group of scientists attempt a massive stunt to gain that planet's attention. It's mannered and slow but the suspense is undeniable.

Finally, I'm keeping on with The Kept. It's set in a very wintry place, full of ice and snow and cold, and it's like that here so it's hard to read because I feel like I need to bundle up even more to read it! But I do like it.

I think I'm desperately trying to raise my numbers for the year and cram whatever I can before the 31st. What are you reading this week?
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amy said...

cramming in what I can before year's end too. want to start into some 2014 releases but haven't yet. hope you're well Marie.

Mystica said...

No time at all reading right now. Middle of house moving!

Sandy Nawrot said...

My reading is pretty much a mess. And get this...I don't even have a clue of how many books I've read this year. That is how out of it I am. I probably need to dig around and see. The numbers won't be good. Right now I'm listening to Native Son and reading Lost Girls (a true crime). All good stuff but I've got my kids at home and there is something going on every second of the day.

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

I'm reading The Eanger by Ace Atkins for my book club. It's interesting. Not sure I'd recommend it.