Monday, April 11, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I've been reading a ton lately. Last week I read two books, and I've been reading for my book clubs and at the gym and at night and all that. Right now I'm down a reasonable three books.

In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist, by Ruchama King Feuerman, is a novel set in present-day Israel about Isaaac, a religious Jewish man who works for a rebbe and his Muslim acquaintance Mustafa, and the troubles that ensue when Mustafa finds an ancient relic at a construction site, which he passes on to Isaac.
My bedside book is The Lady in Gold, by Anne Marie O'Connor, about the people behind Gustav Klimt's famous painting and their fates as well as how the painting ended up in its current home, the Neue Gallerie on the upper east side of Manhattan. The writing is kind of so-so but the story is harrowing and page-turning.

Finally I'm really enjoying Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart, by Claire Harman. I'm actually going to the gym more so I can spend more time reading this engaging biography.

What are you reading?


Mystica said...

My reading though erratic is I think fairly good. You have some very interesting books here. Enjoy the week.

Lory said...

I started Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery Heart but I've put aside for now -- it's very well done but I just feel more like reading fiction at the moment. However, I'm looking forward to the Brooding About the Brontes event at -- I hope you will join us! It will be tons of fun for Bronte fans.