Monday, December 12, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Well I actually made some progress this week and finished Margaret Atwood's latest, Hag-Seed, her contribution to the Hogarth Shakespeare series. It's a retelling of "The Tempest"; I don't know that play at all but I enjoyed the book very much. A friend of mine who knows the play well said Atwood did a really good job, so there's that. I definitely enjoyed it and would recommend it to literary fiction readers. It's not dystopian though so if you only know her from her latest four novels you might feel like you're meeting her writing for the first time. For me it was a nice throwback to the old days.

I'm deeper into The Patriots, Sana Krasikov's novel coming out in February about generations of a Russian-Jewish family. It's picking up for me, not that it was slow, but I'm really getting into it.

Tonight I will finish Empire of the Summer Moon and I wish it were longer and went into more depth about Quanah Parker, the last Comanche chief, but I've really been loving it and I'm sad to see it end. I have less than ten pages to go.

Finally I'm still working on The Most Dangerous Book, which I hope to finish by the end of the year. I just haven't been giving it much of my time but I enjoy it when I do.

So I guess overall I'm looking forward to starting some new reads and having some new things to share with you! I think I'll read a crime novel or two, short things I can blow through quickly. That always works!

What are you finishing up 2016 with book-wise?

1 comment:

Mystica said...

Russian Jewish family saga must be very interesting and something I'd like to read as well. such history in those stories.