I try to post something on here at least once a week, but recently, because I haven’t been reading as much, it takes me about 2 weeks before I can post anything. I still don’t have a book review to post – though I will have one soon, so here’s my book loot for the past month:
- A Brief History of Seven Killings – Marlon James – The Booker Prize winner for 2015; I haven’t read it yet, but I know I will eventually. Good thing I bought it when I did because now I can’t find a copy anywhere.
- Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy – For a time I had an inexplicable urge to read this book, but as soon as I got a copy, I didn’t feel like reading it anymore. Hopefully I’ll have the urge to want to read it again soon.
- The Charterhouse of Parma – Stendhal – Sounds interesting, and maybe better than his The Red and the Black, which I still haven’t read.
- The Misanthrope and Tartuffe – Moliere – I read these plays when I was in high school, and loved them. When I found a copy at a used books bookstore, I couldn’t resist.
- Adam Bede – George Eliot
- Home – Marilynne Robinson – A real bargain at a used books bookstore – they were practically giving it away.
- The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammet
- The Housekeeper and the Professor – Yoko Ogawa – I read her other novel, Revenge, which is a collection of 11 short stories, which, though independent of each other, are somewhat connected.
- After the Funeral – Agatha Christie – If you’re wondering why it suddenly seems like I’m collecting Agatha Christie’s novel even though I don’t seem like a huge fan, it’s because of my mom. Recently she’s been interested in reading Agatha Christie novels, so I’ve been buying her copies I can find in bookstores (used and new).
- The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas – After reading The Count of Monte Cristo, I was curious if all of Alexandre Dumas’ novels were as good. Unfortunately, the reading slump caused by Dumas had set in and I couldn’t get myself to read another historical fiction. Again, maybe someday.
- In The Country – Mia Alvar – Not in the photo, because I bought this for a friend, but I think it’s a collection of short stories.
It’s almost the end of the year, but I’m just about to reach the halfway point of my 50-book reading goal. Looks like I won’t be able to do it again this year. Oh well, there’s always next year 🙂