Monday, January 5, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Over the past week I read one book, Unbecoming, by Rebecca Scherm, which comes out at the end of January. I liked it and I will post a review closer to the book's release date of January 22.

My current reads are the same with one new addition, Diego de Silva's latest My Mother-in-Law Drinks. This book kicks off this year's Europa Challenge reading; every year for the past four I've run this challenge, which asks bloggers to read and review books published by Europa Editions. It's a great challenge and everyone should participate, in my opinion. I typically read 12 books for the challenge but you can read as few as 2 to qualify, and books you read for other challenges count.

My Mother-in-Law Drinks is about a hapless Italian lawyer and his various problems-romantic and family, but also that he's being held hostage in a grocery store by a deranged engineer who's set up a mock trial with a Mafioso the engineer believes killed his son. Vincenzo Malinconico, the lawyer, has to "defend" the Mafioso, much to his chagrin. It's hilarious. I loved de Silva's last book, I Hadn't Understood, and I'm loving this one too. It's a great start to the year and to the Europa Challenge. You can find more information about the Challenge at

And I'm still rambling through The Hilltop and Bad Feminist. What are you reading?

See more at and have a great week!


Unknown said...

I can't wait to hear your thoughts regarding Bad Feminist. I hope to see you around my blog


Nise' said...

My Mother-In-Law Drinks sounds like a good read.