Monday, July 9, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Today I get to start two new books and I don't know what they will be yet. I finished Marcus Sedgwick's Mister Memory, a book about a man with a perfect memory accused of a murder in late 19th century Paris, as well as Osamu Tezuka's epic manga series Buddha. Buddha was incredible, the kind of reading experience I will return to again and again. 

So that knocks off my novel-in-hand and my bedside graphica/nonfiction. Buddha was like part true story, part apocrypha and legend, part imagination.

I have a lot to choose from on my TBR shelves.

That said, I'm still working on listening to Liza Mundy's wonderful Code Girls, about women who broke codes for the US during World War 2. 

I'm also reading Simon Winchester's A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906. It's my San Francisco-history selection for this year and it's fascinating and fun. There is some skimming involved- I'm not gonna lie- because the nuts-and-bolts rock stuff is not 100% my thing. I'm more in it for the California history than the plate tectonics. But it's accessible enough.

But I need some new fiction. I'm thinking I might reread Patrick Dewitt's wonderful The Sisters Brothers, since there is a movie coming out in the fall, or Nathacha Appanah's new book, Waiting for Tomorrow, or maybe Tommy Orange's well-received There There. Or, I did pick up Convenience Store Woman, by Sayaka Murata, which got a good write up in the Times.

What do you suggest? I probably already have it on my shelves lol. 


The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

I am still working through The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie. It would be a super quick read if I hadn't been so busy last week! I'm hoping to finish it today and then will probably read Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes which is a juvenile fiction book that I'm super interested in!

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