|What are you reading?|
WWW.Wednesday is no longer a meme. And even though it’s been ages since I have blogged about reading, Wednesdays, in my mind, always pose the question…
What are you reading?
So nice of you to ask! I have so many books half-started. I should qualify this by telling you what I am actively reading. The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (who doesn’t know her?) and Slade House by David Mitchell. So I’m a little late to the Halloween party reading these horror-esque type novels. So what?
What have you recently finished?
Excommunicados by Charles Haverty. I have no idea how this book showed up on my doorstep. Truly. But thankfully it did, accompanied by another book whose title eludes me. Excommunicados is a short story collection published by University of Iowa Press. When I think of University of Iowa, I think of the prestigious Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Guess what? This book is outstanding. The stories are unique and compelling. The characters are flawed, big time, and struggle with life (who doesn't?) and what it all mean. I love that! Felt to me like stories written by Tom Barbash (one of my favorites) and Charles Baxter. I am a complete fan of the short story genre. Even if you are not, this might be one to change your mind. I highly recommend it.
What will you read next?
Oh, I don’t know. At some point, I need to give a giant tome called A Little Life a whirl. How about I tell you next week…
So what are you reading and recommending these days?