Happy Labor Day... it's hard to believe summer has come to an end. The last few weeks have been stressful and, with my ability to focus gone, it seems like I haven't finished a book in ages. I have sampled a few though. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi was especially good, and I would also like to return to The Door by Magda Szabó.
Today Mom and Dad are back in their own home, my oldest daughter will board a train to NYC soon, and I'm in the mood for a fresh stack of books!
Germinal by Emile ZolaIt's been too long since my last classic! This one was already on my Classics Club list, so when Melissa and Care decided to host a September readalong, I cleared my schedule. I'll have more to say soon. In the meantime, it's not too late to join us.
We met last week to discuss Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller. Everyone seemed to enjoy the book and we had a lively discussion. I listened to the audio version and was especially taken with Lisette Lecat's narration. She did an excellent job with The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series, too. Our next book is The Children Act by Ian McEwan.
This month's new releases! A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles is at the top of my list since his debut novel, Rules of Civility, was a favorite a few years ago. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett is right up there, too.
RIP - XI... Hosted once again by Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings, this has become the fall event around the blogosphere! Have you made your list yet? I'm working on mine and will share it soon. After five chapters, I'm starting to think Germinal may actually qualify...
After dropping Daughter #1 at the train station, we'll drive out to see a Viking longship on the Erie Canal, then stop for a cookout at my sister's house on the way home.
I plan to get back into a blogging routine this week, too.
How are things with you? What are you reading today?
This post will link to It's Monday, What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.