Monday, January 23, 2017

It's Monday, January 23rd! What Are You Reading?

Hosted by The Book Date

It was a great week in my reading life helped by the fact that I was on vacation.

What have I recently finished?

Man, I just love her and made quick work of this collection. Read almost the entire thing on a four hour flight. It is that good. This book is some sassy, sexy, troubling stuff. Exactly what I love! Described by Goodreads as “(a) collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection.” A-mazing!!!

This book club pick that proved worthy of lively and meaningful discussion even though I only gave it 3-stars. Waters writes beautifully, but this 570 page novel could easily have been 370, in my humble opinion. She writes same gender sensuality extremely well. I wish she might have dove into one character’s thoughts about her first experience in any kind of depth. Maybe she did not for a reason.

If you can get past the base premise of a Lolita-esque love affair, this book was very satisfying, well written and narrated (audiobook)). I give it two thumbs up. Try it!

What am I currently reading?

This is my next book club pick which was so convenient because I already had it on my shelf just begging to be read.

This book is best sipped story-by-story and is somewhat thought provoking so far.

What will I read next:

As usual, who knows?

What do you have going on these days?


Lindsey said...

Yes! Difficult Women was, indeed, difficult to read in many places but it was so good.

Gina said...

Glad you liked it too! So fantastic almost to a painful, wincing point at times. I'm seeing her in March! Can NOT wait!

Elizabeth said...

Difficult Women does sound difficult.

Good your book club had a good discussion of The Paying Guests.

Have a wonderful week.

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Gina said...

Difficult in the most awesome way! I highly recommend it. The Paying Guest had more layers than one originally thinks.