The book I'm currently reading
- Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. It's taken me more than a week, and I put most of that down to the fact it's a physically big and hardback book, so it's a bigger deal to cart in and out of work and it's harder to find a comfy position to read it in bed. I'm enjoying it a fair bit - the complicated characters, the echoes and themes that resonate. But with 70 pages to go, I've not yet clocked why it's the next/latest Great American Novel.
The last book I finished
- Annabel, and I posted a brief review here.
The next book I want to read
- The Finkler Question - I've read the rest of the Booker shortlist, and think I'm good and ready for the winner now. I hope it's good, because I enjoyed Long Song and Room but found the others a bit meh, really.
- I'm also going to be rereading American Wife in the next week or so - having pressed it on my book group girls, I want to make sure I'm really well prepped with some good questions and thoughts to prompt the chat.
The last book I bought
Scenes from an Impending Marriage - for one of my best mates. She's well up for the prospect of being married to her lovely man for ever but The Joyful Event is turning into a bit of a monster - most of my job seems to be to offer food, alcohol and a bit of mockery (as well as doing the make-up on the big day). I'm hoping she'll enjoy the story and he'll like the fact its in cartoon form...
The last book I was given