Sunday, February 12, 2017
Posted by JaneGS
I like to read multiple books at one time, some audio in the car, some Kindle, some paper, some for online reading groups, some for personal reading projects, some for comfort.
Here's what I'm reading these days.
The Dinner by Herman Koch (Sam Garrett, translator) - for GoodReads TuesBookTalk group. I voted for the thriller genre and this was the book that the group picked--I think I voted for it too.
The Game of Kings, by Dorothy Dunnett - first in her Lymond Chronicles series. I think I'm going to love this series--Lymond already reminds me of Lord Peter Wimsey. Part of my Reading Northumberland project.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari - a birthday gift from my brother Mark, who raved about it. Non-fiction, slow read, by well-written and utterly fascinating.
My Name is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout - my current audio book and on the shortlist for the Tournament of Books. I'm really liking this one.
Speaking of Tournament of Books, I finished my first book on the shortlist, We Love You, Charlie Freeman. I really wanted to like it, and I did in parts, but I just didn't believe in the characters.
The audio book I recently finished was Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death, by James Runcie. The first in the series of books that the Grantchester TV show is based on. I thought it was a good book with a great main character and interesting mysteries for the vicar to solve in 1950s Cambridge.