I lied when I said I was going to go right on to the final book in the Neapolitan Quartet by Elena Ferrante. But I’m going to read it soon!
Right now I’m focused on reading the first of two books I received to review for Library Journal this month.
The House of Erzulie by Kirsten Imani Kasai is written in alternating contemporary and historical chapters. I’m about halfway through and am very caught up in both past and present stories. It has the feel of a Southern Gothic and I’m looking forward to finishing it this week. The book will be released on February 21st.
I also just finished Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent and started The Walls by Hollie Overton. I just can’t seem to stop reading these trendy psychological suspense novels, but I tell myself I’m doing it to keep on top of current fiction fads for work.
In audiobook listening, I just finished Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones, read by Rosalyn Coleman Williams and Heather Alicia Simms. It’s divided into two parts, each narrated by half-sisters who are about the same age, but only one knows the other exists. The book’s opening line: “My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist.”
Excellent story with fully developed, nuanced characters. Highly recommended, if, like me, you never got around to this one when it came out back in 2011!
This week I’ll be listening to Book #3 in Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad series, Faithful Harbor. Each book is narrated by a different detective and this one is Frank Mackey. Mackey’s sense of humor is wicked, sharp, and dark. I’m also learning how to swear spectacularly, Dublin-style.
I’ve got a great week of reading ahead! Please let me know what you’re reading in the comments!
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (#IMWAYR) is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It’s a place to meet up and share what you have been, are, and about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever-growing TBR pile! This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at Book Date.