There are usually a set of books that land on my desk, nightstand, and car. My desire to read also stems from my need to write. Reading and writing travel together in a writer’s life. This is what I am reading or have read in the last few weeks:
A Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Show Your Work by Austin Kleon
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
Still Writing by Dani Shapiro
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Circle of Wives by Alice LaPlante
This Is The Story of A Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
What are you reading lately? Would love to hear your recommendations. I am always looking for recommendations.
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I’ve read both A Fault In Our Stars by John Green and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. I greatly enjoyed both.
Thanks, Susan. A Fault In Our Stars is one of my favorite books this year. I am starting The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry this week. I am glad you liked it.
I just read a book called “Raney’ which was very strange! Now I have the new Jane Green one, which is usually just fun and never my favorites.
I haven’t read any on your list but I wan to read most of them.
I haven’t been blogging lately, but I have been reading. Most recently:
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – by Ransom Riggs
Still Life With Bread Crumbs – by Anna Quindlen
The Invention of Wings – by Sue Monk Kidd
The Husband’s Secret – by Liane Moriarty
The Valley of Amazement – by Amy Tan
(Of the above books, I liked Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and The Invention of Wings the best. The Riggs book got mixed reviews from my book club.)
Next up is:
And the Mountains Echoed – by Khaled Hosseini
The Husband’s Secret and The Invention of Wings sit on my bookshelf. I’ve heard great things about both.
I did read And The Mountains Echoed and I am curious about what you make of his storytelling in this book.
Thanks for sharing your book reads!
I struggled in April to get much reading done, but right now I’m reading Madame Bovary and re-reading Jane Eyre. I’ve been wanting to get back into classics and these two are wonderful (relevant to me as a woman and also very readable). I’ve otherwise started and stopped a couple of others because they felt a bit too dry or just somehow didn’t capture my interest enough.
I have And The Mountains Echoed and I am anxious to get to that one before too long. Quiet also – I really need to read that! There are several titles on your list that I am familiar with and that I would love to read. Will you be posting any reviews or thoughts on your books?
Classics can require more time. I admire your desire to revisit them and I also hope to reconnect with some of those treasured favorites. There is so much to learn about character, plot and writing style from the classics.
I am curious to hear your thoughts about And The Mountains Echoed. An interesting read, but my feelings on it are mixed. I may attempt some book reviews in the future – it will make a nice addition to my content on Being Rudri. Thanks for the suggestion!