Monday, November 3, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I finished all three books I was reading last Monday- Missing Person, Just Call Me Superhero and Praisesong for the Widow. All were good in different ways. I can't really name a favorite among the three.

This week I've started some nonfiction and two new novels.

A Spy Among Friends is Ben Macintyre's latest. He's the author of Double Cross and Agent Zigzag (and another book I haven't read yet, Operation Mincemeat). This one is about the friendship between a British intelligence officer named Nicholas Elliott and Soviet mole Kim Philby. It's fascinating and great reading, as is always the case with Macintyre. This guy could write about a turtle race and you wouldn't be able to put it down.

I finally picked up Margaret Atwood's latest, The Stone Mattress, a novel-in-stories about a fantasy writer and the people in her life. It reminds me a lot of Lady Oracle and some of her other, earlier work, which is the reason I love her books. So I'm enjoying it a lot.

Finally there's The Proof of the Honey, a novel about a Muslim woman researching Arabic erotica and the effect on her life. It's an older Europa Editions book and very short. And very good! This book garnered some controversy when iTunes refused to use the cover on its site.

What are you reading this week? See more at Have a great week!


Mystica said...

All your books are intriguing in different ways. Enjoy them all.

JoAnn said...

Stone Mattress sounds good. I haven't read Atwood in a few years, so I'd like to give it a try.

bermudaonion said...

It looks like you're reading some great books!

Audra said...

Oooh, must get The Proof of Honey -- I remember hearing abt it when it came out, and have forgottne about it. Looks/sounds fab.

Emily said...

Hello! I discovered your blog from the Dewey's readathon and have enjoyed your posts!

All three of these books sound great! I love Maragret Atwood but haven't read her latest yet. And The Proof of the Honey looks good - I usually enjoy most every Europa edition title.

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