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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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.

    • 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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