Monday, February 25, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

The only book from the last post I'm still on is The Widow Clicquot, and I'm still really enjoying it. If you are interested in business, wine or women's stories, it's a great read.

My subway read is Los Angeles Noir, a yummy crime anthology I picked up at The Last Bookstore during January's California trip. It's a mixed bag, as these things usually are, but very enjoyable. Crime is a great palate cleanser in between more "serious" books. Not that crime writing isn't serious or important. It can tell us a lot about people and ideas that don't get explored much in more "literary" fiction. But it also has a distinct tone. And it's fun.

Bedside I'm starting Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret, by Craig Brown. I'm not a royal watcher (or admirer) but I've heard great things from people I respect about this book and I'm curious.

My current hardcover fiction read is October, by Zoƫ Wicomb, a South African writer who is telling a story about a middle aged woman who comes back to South Africa from a life she's built in Scotland. So far, so good.

What are you reading as February is winding down? What are you looking forward to? I need to do a post about new galleys and upcoming books I'm excited about. What about you?

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