Another Wednesday has arrived. (Does this week seem endless to anyone else?) At least it’s an excuse to talk books (as if I need one). Feel free to play along. 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? Learning a lot about Bangladesh and the immigrant experience in The Newlyweds, a good suggestion from a good friend. Just started to listen to A Red Herring without Mustard, #3 in the Flavia de Luce series. I adore Flavia and the audio version is perfect for the car – I only wish I had a longer commute.
What did you recently finish reading? Finally finished the audio version of The Chaperone. There is so much to like about this book, but ultimately it was too much for me. I wanted a more narrow focus and more about Cora & Louise instead of mentioning every historical touchstone in the 20th Century. Loved The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. Just a beautiful, thoughtful book. It too spans much of the century, but to much greater effect.
What do you think you’ll read next? Just received noticed that The Casual Vacancy has finally arrived for me at the library. That will have to be next. My friends and critics I trust are evenly divided on this novel so I look forward to adding my two cents.
What are your W…W…W… titles?
6 thoughts on “W…W…W…Wednesday”
Just finished= Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Currently reading = Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Going to read= finish the second half of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Ooh Didi, I really loved Cutting for Stone. My sons and I are listening to the entire Harry Potter series on audio. Brilliant. I hope you’re enjoying them.
I also really loved Cutting For Stone. And everyone loves Harry Potter don’t they?
Just (literally just put it down) finished The Virgin Suicides, about to start The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and after that! Get excited! Les Miserables! Finally!
All great choices! I’m a huge fan of The Virgin Suicides. Did you like it?
I also liked Harold Fry — not as much as the critics, but definitely an interesting idea for a novel.
I liked The Virgin Suicides but definitely not as much as I liked The Marriage Plot or Middlesex.
Harold Fry…certainly a lot to think about but I’m not sure where I stand on the whole thing in the end! Good thing it’s my book club book – I need to talk it through!
So many titles are better after a good discussion.