What are you reading?


#101

My husband just finished the book in record time, a real page-turner. He liked it.


#102

I agree! I read the book before the movie, too.


#103

Confessions by Jaume Cabre, don’t get discouraged at the beginning it gets better with time :slight_smile:


#104

I can’t fall asleep without reading and I’ve been a role lately swapping books with a little thrift shop near our house

She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb (not really my thing)

Far From Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy (I LOVED this book. My husband rented the movie after I finished it and it’s not as good.)

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand - Helen Siminson (slow to get going and overall just not that great - sort of life time movielike in the end)

Girl In Translation - Jean Kwok (really liked this one - it was an easy read and kept my interest)

Right now I am reading The Witches - about the Salem witch trials. It is considered historical but not sure it if qualifies as non-fiction. It is rather tedius and not too well organized right now - hoping it comes together soon b/c it’s a long one.


#105

Right now I’m reading a nutritional book so probably not interesting to anyone else. Haha

Keto-Adapted by Maria Emmerich.


#106

I’m reading Chris Packham ‘s autobiography Fingers in the Sparkle Jar and also about to start one about 2 ladies who rode their motorbike across Africa in the 30s. As I do a lot of driving I’m also listening to the audio versions of Terry Brooks’ Shannara series which I’ve read several times.


#107

The ladies motorbiking across Africa sounds intriguing. It reminds me of a book I enjoyed about a woman in 1871 who rode horseback alone through the Colorado Rockies. “A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains” by Isabella Bird.


#108

That sounds interesting - think i’ll have a look for that one. My OH bought me the motorbiking one - we own several each. Our latest acquisition is a 1950 BSA - we’ve named her Peggy after a lady called Peggy Thomas who had the same type and rode her all over the Americas just after the war - she had her Airedale Terrier riding pillion on the back in a box and other such things including a typewriter! Matelot (the dog) would jump out of the box and run alongside when he got bored - bearing in mind i got mine up to 40mph the other day (considerably slower than my sportsbike!) it’s hardly surprising. That book is called A Ride in the Sun - Gasoline gypsey.


#109

Thought I’d check out this thread and I fell right on a book that I think I’ll love. I ordered a whole bunch in this series. :clink:


#110

I haven’t read much of anything serious in years, but this intrigued me. I went to read the reviews. The book sounds fascinating and the writing style also. Thanks! I’m pretty sure I’ll be reading Confessions.


#111

‘Songs of Enchantment’ by Ben Okri. Bit disappointing actually - Okri was the 1991 Booker Prize Winner so I was expecting to be blown away but not really enjoying the book very much - perhaps because it’s a sequel and I haven’t read the first one?

Also dipping into some haikus, some Japanese short stories and some travel writing collections by Jan Morris.


#112

I was reading Fingers in the Sparkle Jar - an autobiography of Chris Packham who’s a wildlife guy here in the UK but it was so badly written I’ve given up and taken it back to the library. I’m now reading a fascinating book called Octavia Daughter of the Messiah. It’s really interesting get and is about The Panacea Society who were a religious community in Bedford started just after WW1


#113

I always read the first in the series first. That’s where they introduce characters and story line.


#114

I just finished Vinegar Girl, the new Anne Tyler. It’s an update on The Taming of the Shrew and lots of fun. Short and sweet.


#115

the train to crystal city- I was unaware this was going on during world war two this camp was in texas


#116

silenced


#117

:joy: Thanks for the heads up!