Monday, July 23, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Last week I finished C, Code Girls and Breath, Eyes, Memory. I also read Reinaldo Arenas's Old Rosa, two novellas in one volume. I love his work so much. It was a very productive reading week! Onwards.

Yesterday I started reading Therese Bohman's latest, Eventide, about a middle-aged Swedish academic making bad choices in life and love. I always look forward to Bohman's books. She's just really solid. Her last two to come into English- Drowned and The Other Woman- were both psychologically astute winners. I have high hopes for Eventide.

In audioland, I started David Sedaris's latest collection, Calypso. So far it's bittersweet and moving. He tackles aging and changing in a wonderful way.

Finally I'll be starting a new bedside book, The Misfortunates, by Dimitri Verhulst, about a Dutch family and its struggles with alcoholism. It's a short book and I don't anticipate it taking too long. It might show up on next week's post but I will probably finish it quickly.

I'm still picking my way through that book about the San Francisco earthquake. What are you reading this week?


The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

I am just starting Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes and finished The Lost Saints of Tennessee last night.

Mystica said...

I like the theme of the Sedaris novel. Thanks for the heads up.