I know you've felt this way. There are just too many good books sitting on your shelf, giving you inviting looks. You sit, you fret, you equivocate. You can't decide.
That's where I am right now. Indecisive.
I've just finished a couple of good books. I have a little stretch of time in front of me. It's Spring break and I feel free. I want to read my brains out, something good and completely absorbing. I want to read a lot fast. I want to read something really good slowly.....
Here's what I just finished:
Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White by Lila Quintero Weaver
This was an excellent memoir written by a woman who was neither black nor white, coming of age in Alabama during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. The book is heavily illustrated (in the style of a graphic novel) in beautiful black and white drawings.
Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke (review tomorrow)
A combination of thriller and horror genres... this one was a page turner.
Trans Atlantic by Colum McCann (review soon)
Breathtakingly gorgeous and emotionally wrenching. I loved, loved, loved this book, even though it had its slow moments. Colum McCann's writing is amazing.
In my bag (this is the book I carry everywhere and read in those little moments):
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Reading today (I hope in a single sitting):
How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays by Kiese Laymon
I heard an interview with the author on NPR
About to start:
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
I read Butler's Kindred in one day over the summer, so I have a feeling I will enjoy Parable of the Sower. It is the kind of book that will both make me think and keep me turning those pages.....
So.... It's Monday! What are you reading?
A bookish meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey