Monday, September 4, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Got through a few things last week; finished Monsieur Proust's Library and read A Game for Swallows, by Zeina Abirached, a moving graphic memoir about Beirut at war. And I finished Jon Papernick's very good collection There is No Other. I have one of his novels hanging around; I'll get to it soon (famous last words).

On Sunday I finally started The Golem and the Jinni, by Helen Wecker, a very popular book that's been outstanding in my TBR pile for a while. I'm really liking it. It's about two magical creatures who come to life in early 20th century New York City. I'm only about 70 pages into this 500-odd page book but I can already see why it's done so well.

I'm struggling to finish my audio copy of Roxane Gay's Hunger, which is agonizing. I have about an hour to go.

On my nightstand now is Roz Chast's Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, also a tough read but less so than the aforementioned audio memoir. I love her work.

At the gym I'm about halfway through Elif Batuman's academic memoir, The Possessed, which is fun, and features cover art by Roz Chast, so there's that.

1 comment:

Mystica said...

Its tough to try to finish a book you are disinterested in.