Hudson River sunset
We are in the midst of a long holiday weekend, and it's been big one for our family. Twin A graduated from college last December, but the official ceremony was on Saturday and we were all back on campus for the festivities. Afterwards, we gathered for dinner overlooking the Hudson River... a beautiful day despite temperatures well into the 90s. Sunday we had brunch and wandered around Rhinebeck, NY, then dodged thunderstorms all the way home. Today we're putting in the docks and hosting a barbecue. Summer is here!
Unfortunately, there hasn't been much reading. This update represents the past two weeks.
Finished last week//
West With the Night by Beryl MarkhamThis was a follow-up to the fictionalized biography Circling the Sun. In retrospect, I wish I'd read it first. A post on both books is in my draft folder.
Mothering Sunday by Graham SwiftI read this last weekend and loved it. Now I'm on a mission to read all of Graham Swift's novels.
The Nightingale by Kristin HannahThis began as a read/listen combination, but I'm just listening now. At the 50% mark, it's good but I'm not seeing what all the fuss is about just yet. We'll see how the second half goes.
The Children by Ann LearyI'm still 'meeting' the main characters, but this one seems promising. Leary's novel The Good House was a favorite a few years ago, so my expectations are high.
On the blog//
Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Pages From the Past: My 2005 Reading Journal
Tuesday Intro: Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss
Review: The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
What are you reading this holiday weekend?
This post will link to It's Monday, What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.