What are we reading in September?
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I'm diving into Anthony Trollope's Doctor Thorne and enjoying it so far!
I'm declaring a couple of non-fiction books finished:
The Voices of Nîmes, by Suzannah Lipscomb: it's very good, but it's due back at the library today and I can't renew it or speed-read it.
The Disaster on Mount Slesse, by Betty O'Keefe: the story is interesting (a plane crash!), but the telling is rather flat.
>6 rabbitprincess: I'm still interested. My library hold should be available any day. Looking forward to it.
I'm about halfway through Atwood's Blind Assassin but haven't been able to stay with it regularly and you know what happens - I'm losing track of the story. And it seems to be a tricky book to follow at the best of times.
Now reading Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins, which is due back at the library soon!
I've switched over to The Turn of the Screw and I'm very curious how it's all going to turn out!
>11 VivienneR: That usually happens! I am hooked as well. Definitely want to read more of his work.
I've begun Dead Man's Shoes by Leo Bruce, a mystery published in 1958. Liking it so far!
I just picked up a copy of The Tent by Margaret Atwood. It's an odd little book of short pieces that I thought would fill those spare moments during the day.
I'm still reading Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese. As I said in #11, two versions arrived at the same time so my husband is enjoying the print edition while I am reading the ebook. It's fun to have a reading companion nearby.
Just started one of the big fat historical novels in my 2019 Pool: Pawn in Frankincense, by Dorothy Dunnett.
I have to admit, I wasn't paying attention when I requested William Kent Kreuger' s latest, This Tender Land. I thought it was an installment in his Cork O'Connor series, so when I found out that it wasn't, I couldn't decide if I wanted to read it or not. I'm glad that I didn't return it to the library because it's a beautifully written story of four orphans, one of whom is Sioux, and their various adventures as they travel the Missouri River during the Depression Era. At a little less than half way through, I can already tell this will be one of my top reads of the year.
>20 jonesli: I heard William Kent Krueger talking about This Tender Land at the Decatur Book Festival and picked up a copy. Unfortunately, my Dad made off with it before I could start it, but I'm hoping to read it soon!
I'm currently reading a hodge podge of books, The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht (I may be the last person to read this one); Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton, which is hilarious and brilliant - it's the zombie apocalypse as narrated by a domesticated crow who swears a lot; Olive Again by Elizabeth Strout, which is every bit as good as Olive Kitteridge; and On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, which has some of the most vivid and beautiful writing I've read.
>20 jonesli: - I'm on the wait list at the library for this. His other stand alone Ordinary Grace was my top read last year.
I'm currently reading The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted: And Other Small Acts of Liberation, a collection of short stories by Elizabeth Berg.
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