Tuesday, January 11

Finished and starting...

This holiday I finished reading The Brave by Nicholas Evans. Like all of Evans books before, I really enjoyed it and found it hard to put down. The book contained great characters and vivid imagery.

Right now I am about to start reading The Memory of Running  by Ron McLarty. It sounds very interesting. Here is a bit about the book (taken from the authors website): 
"Meet Smithson "Smithy" Ide, an overweight, friendless, chain-smoking, forty-three-year-old drunk who works as a quality control inspector at a toy-action-figure factory in Rhode Island. By all accounts, especially Smithy's own, he's a loser. Then, within one week, Smithy's beloved parents are killed in a car crash, and Smithy learns that his emotionally troubled, long-lost sister, Bethany, has turned up in a morgue in Los Angeles. Unmoored by the loss of his entire family-Smithy had always hoped Bethany might return-he rolls down the driveway of his parents' house on his old Raleigh bicycle into an epic journey that will take him clear across the country." 

What book are you finishing or starting right now?

5 comments:

Sid said...

The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy. Winner of the booker prize.

Sandy & Mandi said...

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. I'm really enjoying it! I've heard really good things about Let The Wide World Spin, which is next on my list.

Anonymous said...

I finished "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell -- excellent book... inspiring, actually.

I'm in the midst of reading "All in the Timing" - Fourteen plays by David Ives

And I'm starting "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole

I tend to "double-book" it... as Sara Nelson terms it in her book "So Many Books, So Little Time", which I enjoyed as well.

M said...

Fantastic book blog! Love your page!

Anonymous said...

Finished: I kissed dating goodbye by Joshua Harris
Starting: Love anfd Friendship by Jane Austen