What are you reading?
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I miss our 'What are you reading?' topic, especially as I am finally reading a book of the list again! I have had a big slump in reading books of the list, but I try to get over it with Invisible Man, one that should help as I read the reviews of it.
What are you reading?
The October topic is here:
I guess this will serve as the November topic ;)
I'm in the last quarter of Woolf's The Years. It's a really slow-burning thing that gets better and better.
I'm reading Crash by J.G. Ballard. It's really disturbing. It's one of the few books I have contemplated not finishing. It is short though, and I only have two more chapters to go. I do not recommend.
#5 Heartily agree - it is one of the most grim things I've read. Unfortunately it's also one that's stuck with me.
I'm reading Cider with Rosie. I have to read 4 more list books before the end of the year to reach my goal of 25. I think I can do it!
I finally finished Metamorphoses which took me forever. (It's hard to read fast + work has seriously intervened with my reading.) Next up will be last month's monthly read as I wait for City of God to arrive from the library.
I am reading City of God for the monthly read and listening to Brave New World. I knew bits of the story for BNW but somehow missed reading it when my contemporaries were taking it in school. It was a surprise to me to figure out that the title comes from Miranda's speech towards the end of The Tempest.
>11 annamorphic: I found Jacob's Room tricky reading because many scenes seemed to depend on the reader's knowledge of social mores and customs then current, significantly more so than in other works of hers—a century later in a different country I could really have used some footnotes.
I finished Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto and started The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector. They both address a dark theme with incongruously chatty narration, death and loneliness in one and poverty and deprivation in the other.
I just started White Noise, one of the shorter DeLillo's I have on hand. I'm feeling very far behind for the year- haven't added very many to my tally!
I finished The Unconsoled and started another super-slow one, Green Henry.
Currently reading The Forsyte Saga. I'm about 20% through and I've got to admit, I've read better sagas. It's very Whartonish, whose novels I abhor; although I'm liking her short stories and Ethan Frome at 116 pages. I'm also reading The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, but I can't find it on the 1001 list??
It's definitely on the 2006 version - I think it may have been dropped from 2008? Don't have the right spreadsheet to hand!
Now reading The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers which is incredibly full of nautical details and includes necessary maps and charts that are very small and difficult to read. It does have redeeming features, though!
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