It's Monday, and it's great to be reading again! My reading slump is finally over... now let's see if I can resurrect the blog.
Finished last week//
The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony TrollopeThis 800 page tome is the third of Trollope's six Palliser novels and the first novel I have read since August. As usual, I approached it as a read/listen combination. Reading Trollope is always a treat, and I posted briefly about the book here.
50th classic since joining The Classics Club, so I have achieved my 50 classics in 5 years goal. Technically it's closer to five and a half years, but still quite a milestone.
This probably deserves a separate post and I will do that within the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, I need to decide whether to start on a new list... it's not like I'm going to stop reading classics ;-)
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
At last. I enjoyed Rebecca many years ago and have wanted to read more Du Maurier ever since. I'll see the new film version of My Cousin Rachel as soon as I'm finished. Very good so far.
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor TowlesHere's a book I felt compelled to purchase the day it was released, yet a year later am drawn to the audio version instead. Read by Nicholas Guy Smith, a new-to-me narrator, it is elegant, atmospheric, and seems perfectly suited to my mood. Towles earlier novel, Rules of Civility, was a favorite and he will be speaking at my Florida library in January. Fingers crossed I "win" seats in the ticket lottery!
New to the TBR pile//
We visited our daughters earlier this month and no trip to NYC is complete without a visit to Book Culture, my new favorite indie bookstore. This time I selected two relatively short novels:
Troubling Love by Elena Ferrante - The four books in the Neapolitan series set me off on a mission to read Ferrante's entire backlist. Plus, I just love Europa Editions.
Some Prefer Nettles by Junichiro Tanizaki - The Makioka Sisters is one of my favorite Classics Club discoveries, but have I have never come across any of Tanizaki's other novels in a bookstore... until now. Very excited about this find.
On the blog//
The Sunday Salon: I Finally Finished a Novel!
Nonfiction November, one of my favorite blogging events of the year, is just around the corner. Get all the details here, then go mark your calendar and start selecting your books!
What are you reading this week?
It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.