Since September has arrived, I figured I’d do another reading update. I’ve finished seven books since the last round-up post:
Before I Go To Sleep - I did end up liking this a lot. I thought about it for awhile after the last page, which I suppose is a good sign. I’ve had more vivid dreams since I read it, which is an even better sign. I stayed up late to finish it, which is maybe the best sign.
Dandelion Wine – This was a timely read, for my book group. I read it an afternoon, which was really three hours. In those three hours, I went from: ‘Dude is mowing the lawn AGAIN’ to ‘This is the best book EVAR.’ Each statement was shouted from the bedroom to the office where Sarge was playing a super-geeky board game, online. Probably against the computer. Or a 12 year-old genius in Korea.
Man In The Dark – This is my tenth Paul Auster book. I LOVE his stuff. Timbuktu, not so much, but still. I read Man In The Dark in the space between 5 and 8 am, when I couldn’t sleep. This was perhaps the perfect circumstance to enjoy this book. And I did. It’s right up there with Oracle Night as one of my favourites.
The Tiger’s Wife – This was another book group book. My choice. I don’t know why, since I don’t like magical realism or books with not a lot of dialog. I’m also more a people person, and not so much an animal person. I chose this because I felt I should read it. And I wanted to like it more than I did. PS. I’m sorry book group people. PPS. I should have chosen The Family Fang, which I still have yet to read.
Digging To America – Since I seem to be reading a lot of debut novels, I wantedto get back to my favourite authors. I loved Saint Maybe and Dinner at The Homesick Restaurant. And the page in this book where it describes the feeling of living in two places, and therefore not being at home anywhere. I’d share the exact quote, but the book is back at the library. Being able to find the exact quote without putting your shoes on should be Point 1 for owning books.
A Discovery of Witches – This book was an effin’ beast. (That word truncated for maximum effect.) I gave it 4 stars, but I read all of the aforementioned books in the middle of it. Glad to have read it, more so to have finished it. And of course I’m waiting for the sequel to become available at the library.
What are you reading at the moment?
If you are part of a book group, what’s your next book?