Hello again! After experiencing an early island-style Christmas, we are back in the Great White North and ready to begin preparation for our more traditional celebration. We enjoyed nearly a week of sunshine and gulf breezes, but now it seems a little harder to face the windchill and snow squalls. Sigh.
Finished this week//
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
This masterfully crafted story about a blended family was a real pleasure to read.
Ann Patchett has done it again!
Inheriting Edith by Zoe FishmanI read most of this on the flight home last night, then finished the last few chapters this morning. It felt like I was living within the pages! This novel features one of the most unusual premises I've come across... book clubs will find much to discuss here.
I will try to post mini-reviews of both books (and several others) this week. I've fallen behind again!
What am I going to read next?
I'm not sure, but here are a few titles under consideration:
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. ParisI picked this up recently as a kindle deal and read the first 10% on Friday. Very intriguing and a little creepy, too... but do I really want to read a psychological thriller so close to Christmas?
Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy TanI swore off Amy Tan several years ago when her books started to become indistinguishable from one another, but this is a book club selection. The blurb doesn't sound all that appealing and I'm not sure I can finish it before the meeting next week anyway. It sounds like I'm trying to talk myself out of this one... Have you read it? What did you think?
Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally LambI loved this book when I read it back in 2009 and grabbed it on impulse while perusing the library's holiday book display. Felix Funicello, the main character, is featured once again in Lamb's new novel, I'll Take You There. Hmm... typing this just helped me make a decision :)
How was your week? What are you reading?
This post will link to It's Monday, What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.