Not too much in my world of books has changed dramatically since last week because the holiday weekend was extremely full. Fun. But crazy F-U-L-L.
What am I currently reading?
I am still reading Can’t and Won’t by Lydia Davis. I am very much enjoying this very different collection of short stories.
I began Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This is what Goodreads has to say about the book:
“A story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home.”
I am not far in, but it is funny, and sweet, and incredibly readable to this point. It’s one of those books you can let lazily wash over you. So enjoyable!
What did I recently finish?
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay. All I can say is WOW!!! It is a powerful book. It is, at times, difficult to read due to subject matter. It is not pretty. That said, I was glued to it every single free moment I had from cover to cover. The writing is sparse. I liked that. It is dark, dark, dark. I liked that, too. Here is the Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18467818-an-untamed-state?ac=1
What will I read next?
I think I will next read The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez or All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. I haven’t read historical fiction in a long time. Or I could finish up The Vacationers by Emma Straub, which I lent out after 100 pages, but now it’s back.
As always, so many books, too little time.
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