Colorful Matlacha Island
Another week has past. The island seems slightly quieter (or maybe it's only my imagination) and the season is winding down. We have composed our list of things to do, projects to complete, and appointments to schedule before heading north. It's also time to start thinking about the trip itself... what to do, what to see, where to stay. I love planning a road trip!
As for reading...
Finished this week//
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
It's as good as everyone says! I couldn't stop reading/listening and stayed up until 2 AM to finish.
I'm not exactly sure how this happened, but I have four active bookmarks right now. I'm most comfortable with two - one print and one audio. Occasionally it creeps up to two in print when I have one physical book and one on my kindle to read in the dark at bedtime. This week's trip to the library left me with an additional print book... which I justified because it's a short story collection. We'll see how this goes.
Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie CollinsA review copy from OWC, I had hoped to pick up this relatively slim (by Victorian standards) novel a few months go. After just a couple of chapters, I can see it will contain many of Collin's signature devices and hope it is just as much fun, too.
American Housewife: Stories by Helen EllisI was really excited about this collection when it was released in January, but reviews have been mixed. Decided to pick it up after I discovered it on the library shelf Friday... the first two stories get two thumbs up.
Clouds in My Coffee by Julie MulhernThe third installment of The Country Club Murders is on my kindle courtesy of Henery Press and NetGalley. I really enjoyed the first two books of this cozy mystery series, so decided to request the latest. I read the first two chapters last night and don't expect to be disappointed.
The Days of Abandonment by Elena FerranteRemember how I succumbed to #FerranteFever last year? Audible offered one of her earlier novel as a daily deal last week and I downloaded it right away. Like The Neopolitan Novels, it is narrated by Hilary Huber, told in the first person, and does not appear to have an especially cheery tone. It is also just as compelling so far.
On the blog//
Let's just say this didn't turn out to be the week I got caught up on reviews... and leave it at that ;-)
Typical Sunday stuff ... farmer's market, a walk on the beach, and my FIL will join us for dinner. I do love Sundays!
What are you up to today? Are you reading a good book?
This post will link to It's Monday What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.