What did I read last week?
Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst: Done! My review is here.
The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison: Done! My review is here.
Paris For One & Other Stories by Jojo Moyes: A sweet, light selection of short stories, with a focus on romance and relationships. The title story is the lengthiest and most enjoyable, focusing on a cautious young woman who takes a big risk on a weekend in Paris and learns to reinvent herself and her life. The other stories are a mixed bag — some kind of sweet, some with more of a tart commentary on mid-life marriages, disappointments, and adjustments of expectations. A nice little light diversion for fans of the author.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: I just finished my audiobook re-read of HP5, and loved it. I’m writing up some thoughts, and will post a bit later this week.
Pop culture goodness:
I went to see John Cleese and Eric Idle, and had a brilliant time. They’re both in their 70s at this point, but neither has lost a bit of the charm and silliness that we all know and love.
One new book this week:
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
Faithful by Alice Hoffman: This feels like “classic” Hoffman, and one chapter in, I’m really enjoying it.
Now playing via audiobook:
Flight by Sherman Alexie: Just getting started!
With my book group (2 chapters per week of each):
- Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon
- A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway
So many books, so little time…