Last week’s books:
I finished a bunch of books last week. I finally finished The Corner That Held Them by Sylvia Townsend Warner, although I need to take some time to write up a post about it. I also read all three of my #FridayReads books from last week: Close Her Eyes by Dorothy Simpson, Desolation Canyon by P.J. Tracey & Tempest Tost by Robertson Davies. On top of those four books, I read The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard and I finished A Very Great Profession by Nicola Beauman. A very good reading week, indeed!
This week’s plans:
I’m at a loose end right now, and ready to start something new!
Because of the Lockwoods by Dorothy Whipple: I read The Priory earlier this year and really loved it. One of the bloggers I follow read & reviewed Because of the Lockwoods a few weeks ago, which inspired me to check it out of the library.
Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie: This is not my favorite Christie mystery because I feel like the puzzle itself is lacking. However, I really like the characters in this one, including the narrator, Amy Leatheran, who is different from Christie’s usual young women, and I love the setting, so I always enjoy reading it.
Silver on the Tree by Susan Cooper: This will finish out The Dark Is Rising Sequence for me. It’s coming off of my TBR cart, so that’s another book to cross off the Mt. TBR Challenge list!
I returned a bunch of books this week that I didn’t get to – it was time to clear the decks a bit.
- Browsings by Michael Dirda: I have actually started this one, & I’m reading a few essays at a time.
- A Swim in the Pond in the Rain by George Saunders: this is a bit of a project read, but I definitely want to get to it.
- Turtle Diary by Russell Hoban: NYRB title. I’m running out of time, so this may end up being catch & release.
- Dangerous to Know by Tasha Alexander: I want to get back to this series, but fitting this book into my reading schedule isn’t going to be easy.
- Because of the Lockwoods by Dorothy Whipple: I checked this out because I read a review it from a fellow blogger & I loved The Priory.
- Pilgrim’s Inn by Elizabeth Goudge: This was a total whim checkout. I’ve never read Elizabeth Goudge.
- Read Dangerously: the subversive power of literature in troubled times by Azar Nafisi: checked out, will read.
- The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler: I’m not sure I will actually get to this one, but I haven’t ruled it out.
- Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron: I heard about this on a podcast & it sounds really fun.
The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard: I’ve been hearing about Catherine Ryan Howard for months and I’ve never read anything. This is supposed to be a good thriller.I’ve finished this one, but haven’t returned it because my mom might want to read it. Desolation Canyon by P.J. Tracy: I honestly can’t remember where I heard about this, but I know someone read & liked it.I also finished this one, but I’m holding onto it in case Caitlyn/mom want to give it a go.
- Pavilion in the Clouds by Alexander McCall Smith
- A Taste for Death by P.D. James: next up in my Dalgleish reread
- Hiding in Plain Sight: the invention of Donald Trump and the erosion of America by Sarah Kendzior: I follow Kendzior on Twitter and she has a new book coming out. That one wasn’t available yet, but this one is.
- Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid: I’ve only read Daisy Jones and the Six by Reid, but I really liked it. This one sounds like a page turner.
- The Dark Winter by David Mark: This one came up when I was looking for Winter Dark, which a friend mentioned yesterday and I thought it looked good. Checked out on a whim.
- The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard: After I consumed The Nothing Man, I decided to dig into Howard’s backlist. This is the first hold that has been delivered.
I had tiny haul this week!
- Winter Dark by Alex Callister: my friend Mike Finn mentioned how much he enjoyed this, and it was only $2.99 for my kindle.
- The African Trilogy by Chinua Achebe: I bought this omnibus edition last weekend at my favorite bookstore/coffee shop. Achebe is a DWS author-in-residence for October-December, so I am planning ahead a bit here.
- Family Furnishings by Alice Munro: bought at a UBS.
- Vanish in an Instant by Margaret Millar: I forgot to mention this one last week, but I grabbed it for the Appointment with Agatha April side read.