W… W… W… Wednesdays

Since people seemed to enjoy this last week (and since I haven’t finished my latest book review…), I return with a book-themed play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

Special thanks to Should be Reading for this weekly meme.

• What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading? “A Hologram for the King” by Dave Eggers. I’m only 60 pages in and it’s off to a slow start, but I’m going to give it a little time because this is kind of like an Eggers tie-breaker for me. I really did not enjoy “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius” but I loved “Zeitoun.” Plus I won this book from a library book club giveaway so I feel a sense of responsibility to give it an honest effort. I’m also listening to “Sacre Bleu” by Christopher Moore which is seriously hilarious.

What did you recently finish reading?The Magician’s Assistant” by Ann Patchett. This was my least favorite of all her novels I’ve read to date, but still an interesting story. “A Walk Across the Sun” by Corban Addison was a very powerful novel about human trafficking. Enjoy is the wrong word, but this is a marvelous book. (And the unfinished review for a future blog post.)

What do you think you’ll read next? Just ordered 6 more books at the library, to go with the 5 that haven’t come in. But I did pick up “Prodigal Summer” because my Goodreads group is reading Kingsolver this month and this is one of the few books by her that I haven’t read yet.

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7 thoughts on “W… W… W… Wednesdays

  1. Just finished The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall. I never would have finished the 600+ pages if it weren’t a book group selection. I’m clearly in the minority – it was a NYT best seller. But this (from the Washington Post) sums up how I felt about all of the characters in this book “the polygamist patriarch is just a poor, henpecked schmo.”


  2. Glad to hear you’re going to be reading ‘Prodigal Summer’, I’d read her more recent novels and only read this recently and loved it.

    Currently Reading: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
    Recently Finished: Thomas Jefferson – Lessons from a Secret Buddha by Suneel Dhanda
    Up Next: The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna


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