Wow, Wednesday came fast in this shortened week. I guess it’s time to play a little book game. Just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?
What are you currently reading? In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner is the fictionalized retelling of the author’s childhood in Cambodia when the Khmer Rouge overthrows the government and basically steals the life she’s known. Not an easy read, but compelling and well-written. Listening to The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown, which is only so-so a third of the way through. It’s fine for background while I drive, but maybe a little too clever and self-aware for my taste.
What did you recently finish reading? Still obsessing over We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. I posted a review if you want more of my thoughts, but I’m glad my Goodreads book club has a discussion thread going because it’s definitely the kind of book I need to “talk about” with other people. Also finished Beautiful Ruins, which was completely different, but also excellent. It’s romantic and cinematic and mysterious and intelligent. Just lovely.
What do you think you’ll read next? I may turn to Where’d You Go, Bernadette based on the strong reviews from people I know and my desire for something more lighthearted. But I also have a library book, Love Anthony by Lisa Genova. It’s gotten some fairly dispiriting reviews from friends, but I loved Still Alice so much — I want to give it a shot.
What are your W…W…W… titles?