WWW Wednesdays

Miz B at Shouldbereading hosts a weekly Wednesday meme called www wednesdays

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

1)  I am currently re-reading Louise Erdrich’s The Roundhouse.    

This novel is about a woman on a North Dakota Indian reservation who was raped and almost murdered.  She has a husband and 13-year-old son named Joe.  The story focuses on Joe, who tries to find and punish the rapist at the same time that he deals with all of the growing-up issues any 13 year-old-boy faces.  The novel’s tone is serious, as you might expect, and yet there are also parts that are laugh-out-loud funny.  Erdrich won the 2012 National Book Award for this novel, and rightly so, in my opinion.

I am also listening to Dennisi Lehane’s The Given Day.  I chose this novel to complement my Boston trip; it is set in Boston at the end of World War I and is highly atmospheric of Boston neighborhoods.  So far, I am enjoying it!

2)  I recently finished reading The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin, which I wrote about briefly here.
 I loved this book!  The writing was beautiful, and the story of the main characters was heart-breaking.  I would definitely recommend it.

3)  Next on the list for one of my book clubs is Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger, a Minnesota writer.  He mostly writes mysteries (of which I’ve read a few)  but this novel is not a mystery.  I’m looking forward to it!

What about you?  What are you reading?

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Author: DebraB

I am a Professor of English at Concordia University-St. Paul. I have a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My research interests include American literature, contemporary literature, Middle Eastern literature, African literature and feminist theory.

4 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays”

  1. I read Ordinary Grace and thought it was one of the best books I have read. And I have read a lot of them. It was a choice for my Library reading group. I like Dennis Lehane as well. I don’t think I have read The Given Day. I have several books on my list. Something a bit different that is kind of sci-fi dystopia is a trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer called the Southern Reach Trilogy. I have the last book here, called Acceptance, to read at some point. Reading blogs seems to be my latest pastime. This www Wednesdays sounds interesting.

    1. That’s good to know about ‘Ordinary Grace.” I’m looking forward to readiing it. I know what you mean about reading blogs. They can take up a lot of time!

  2. Currently:
    Mornings in Jenin, for book club next month

    Recently:
    Ordinary Grace, for book club this month

    Next:
    We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, reviewing for Book of the Year potential

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