What did I read during the last week?
Every Note Played by Lisa Genova: Moving contemporary fiction about lives changed by ALS. My review is here.
The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth: Domestic drama set in an Australian suburban neighborhood. My review is here.
Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire: A ghost story from one of my favorite writers! The sequel comes out later this year, and I’m looking forward to finding out what happens next in the after-life of Rose Marshall, the ghostly prom girl who hitchhikes her way across highways, ghostroads, and between roadside diners everywhere.
In graphic novels, I read:
Runaways: Find Your Way Home by Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka: Such fun! It’s great to return to the world of Runaways. The story is in great hands with Rainbow Rowell, picking back up with the characters after a few years and setting up new adventures.
Two non-fiction books arrived this week:
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
The Outsider by Stephen King: Just started! My library hold came in much sooner than expected, so it feels like a treat to be able to dive in this week.
Now playing via audiobook:
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson: I’m really enjoying this non-fiction book which examines the phenomenon of public shaming. Ronson is terrific as a narrator.
Book group reads:
It feels repetitive to list these week after week… except I really am reading them week after week!
- Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon: Outlander Book Club is doing a group read of LJ&BotB, two chapters per week. The end is in sight!
- Classic read: My book group’s current classic read is Middlemarch by George Eliot. We’re reading and discussing two chapters per week… and we have a long way still to go.
So many books, so little time…