Monday, December 14, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I'm thisclose to being finished with Flood of Fire- just like, one and a half chapters. So I'm really hoping by next Monday I should be done. It's good, and it's coming to a head. I can't wait to see how it all ends.

Then I started another chunkster this week, Kim Leine's The Prophets of Eternal Fjord. It's a Danish bestseller about a young minister who's sent to be a missionary to Inuits in Greenland in the 1700s and encounters some weird things. The book starts with a grim execution, then cycles back in time to the end of the minister's school days, then jumps five years to a point that I think is just after the execution of the opening pages. That's where I am, about 100 pages into this nearly 600-page book. But I'm telling you, this thing flies. I'm reading it for a book club so I have a deadline and I know I'll meet it.

And I'm still working on Cities of Salt, which I hope to finish by the end of the year. I've given up on my re-read of Night of the Hunter for now, and I started a crime novel I am probably not going to finish as well. What can you do?

What are you reading this week?


Lindsey said...

Time jumps can be tricky, but it sounds like The Prophets of Eternal Fjord is doing it well. Happy reading!

Mystica said...

I read something like this set in Iceland which was grim. I did finish it but it was dire.