I’m between books and could use some ideas. What are you reading right now?
Lunchtime Poll: What Are You Reading?
- Post author By [E] Hillary
- Post date Monday, March 2nd, 2015
- 4 Comments on Lunchtime Poll: What Are You Reading?
By [E] Hillary
Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.View Archive →
4 replies on “Lunchtime Poll: What Are You Reading?”
I’m reading two things right now:
John Dies at the End, by David Wong. This is the second craziest book I’ve ever read – The first was House of Leaves. I’m listening to the audio book and it’s a wild and fun ride. I’m definitely enjoying it more than House of Leaves, which nearly made me as crazy as the characters in the book.
But I Don’t See You as Asian: Curating Conversations About Race, by Bruce Reyes-Chow. I just started this one as part of my goal of reading more books by authors from a different demographic than my own (straight, white, ex_Catholic woman).
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. Excellent modern gothic, kept me on the edge of my seat and had a few fun surprises. Mildly creepy, but not enough to get into my dreams.
I’m just finishing up The Boy Who Followed Ripley by Patricia Highsmith, which is the fourth book in her “Ripliad” (most people know of her Talented Mr. Ripley, but maybe not that there are 5 books). I’ve read the first three multiple times, but for whatever reason, this is the first time I’ve read the fourth. I like it a lot. Soon I’ll get to the final one, Ripley Under Water.
Then there’s the book club I’m in, and I need to start that pick next — If A Lion Could Talk by Mildred Walker. That is, if the library will get it back in (I suspect my fellow book club members have checked it out though.)
The True & Splendid History of the Harristown Sisters, by Michelle Lovric.
And it frustrates the hell out of me. Abuse and passiveness, super flowery prose ..it’s only the descriptions about a 19th century Europe that keep me around.