Sometimes . . . when I open the Ten on Tuesday email from Carole . . . I have to really think and think to come up with my list. Other times . . . it's just EASY.
This is one of those Easy Weeks!
Because . . . reading . . . is what I do.
(One of my favorite reading places. Although I have to fight Jenny for it.)
The Last 10 Books I've Read:
- The Luminaries (Eleanor Catton) - Still in progress, but so far . . . worth the slog (at over 800 pages). Nice and Dickensian. (And I love Dickens.)
- Hunting and Gathering (Anna Gavalda) - Marvelous! (Although if you are a big fan of plot-driven novels, this might not be for you. If you love character studies . . . dive right in!)
- Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin (Jill Lepore) - Solid. Interesting. (Especially if you're a fan of women of the Revolutionary War era. And I am.)
- The Good Lord Bird (James McBride) - Wonderful . . . in that Huck Finn kind of way!
- In the Shadow of Blackbirds (Cat Winters) - Well-done young-adult fiction (which I always find slightly tedious, for some reason, even when it's well-done).
- Gift from the Sea (Anne Morrow Lindbergh) - A re-read for me; an inspirational book about the changing phases of woman-hood. I was inspired to pick it up again after reading . . .
- The Aviator's Wife (Melanie Benjamin) - Nice and solid. I kind of love Anne Morrow Lindbergh; it's interesting to read her story (even though this one is biography-laced-with fiction).
- The Man in the Window (Jon Cohen) - A delightful, quirky love story with some interesting twists! (I thank Carole for the recommendation on this one.)
- The Flamethrowers (Rachel Kushner) - Meh. I struggled through this one. Big time. (Still trying to figure out what the fuss is about. Anyone????)
- The Spinning Heart (Donal Ryan) - I loved this book. So. Much. What an interesting way to tell a story . . . (check it out for yourself and see!)
How about you? What have you read lately?