Monday, November 12, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I DNF'd We, the Drowned and finished Sargent's Women (which I highly recommend). I'm keeping Sargent's Women in the collection but added Drowned to the sell pile and now have a pretty good stack of books for donation and for possible used-bookstore sale. I also managed to put away all of my BEA galleys on shelves, finally- my work this year reading through about half of my hardcovers has opened up a lot of shelf space.

I started (and am almost done with) Romesh Gunesekera's Noontide Toll, an acclaimed collection of short stories set in post-war Sri Lanka. The narrator is a private-van driver named Vasantha who tells stories about his passengers and by extension about himself. It's understated and powerful. I have about six stories left to read and expect to finish this week.

In the nonfiction world I have three books going; still doing Prague Winter on audio (it's 14 hours long and will be with me for a while yet), and started two new ones- Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann, which I'm reading at the gym. This is about the Osage Indians and how a series of murders in their community lead to the creation of the FBI. I'm only about two chapters in. I tried it on audio earlier this year and decided to do the print instead. So far so good.

I'm also reading The Crimes of Paris: A True Story of Murder, Theft and Detection, about the development of forensics and the theft of the Mona Lisa in early 1900s Paris.

I'm still reading The Orphan Master's Son, by Adam Johnson. I like it while I'm reading it but then I forget about it when I'm not. Oh well.

What are you reading today?

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