Not only have I been slothful in posting, I haven’t been reading much this summer either. In fact, I sort of wonder what I have been doing. I had a nice little summer bucket list, and have checked off very few things (yoga on the beach at Lake Michigan, baseball game and attending an outdoor concert). Here it is, nearing the end of August and the trees are already starting to turn, and I’ve only been out paddle boarding eight times. Yikes.
I did read the Megan Miranda book, The Perfect Stranger. It was not bad.
Then I read The Ninth Hour and I think it was pretty good, but then I had to go look up the synopsis to write this as I couldn’t remember what it was about.
Then it was The Night Circus, which was interesting but I was more than ready for it to be over by the time I finished it.
I also read Slade House, but didn’t manage to get the cat and couch photo. The last two chapters, I realized it was sort of a sequel or at least had some characters in it from a previous David Mitchell book that I had loved. This one was just ok.
And that’s where I am. Rather, I’m about halfway through Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible and it’s just delightful. Best thing I’ve read since last year’s American Fire. As it’s nearly Labor Day, it doesn’t look like I’m going to be finishing my summer reads as planned this year, but I suppose it’s not terrible as I did get more than half way through. I did pick up another couple books, including a real beach read and a more challenging novel. Maybe autumn will be a more fitting time to read this year.
How is your reading going?
The Perfect Stranger: A Novel by Megan Miranda
The Memory Painter: A Novel of Love and Reincarnation by Gwendolyn Womack
Slade House: A Novel by David Mitchell The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Between Them: Remembering My Parents by Richard Ford
The Ninth Hour: A Novel by Alice McDermott
Warlight: A novel by Michael Ondaatje
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