A good week for reading despite being a truly bad week health wise. Books completed last week:
RANDOM PASSAGE by Bernice Morgan is a very good historical fiction about a family in Ireland who are forced into exile to Newfoundland's most isolated outpost two hundred years ago. A truly great read. I cannot wait to read its sequel WAITING FOR TIME. Both books are bestsellers here in Canada and I can see why.
NIKOLSKI by Nikolas Dickner is a French Canadian story about three Montrealers that David Mitchell (author of Cloud Atlas and Black Swan Green) called “Stylish, offbeat, poignant and perceptive.” A very enjoyable read.
WHAT THE BIRDS SEE by Sonya Hartnett will break your heart. The original title in Australia is OF A BOY. A shy but obedient little boy who feels unwanted tries to interpret the world around him and finds it a daunting task. Don't miss this one if you can get your hands on it.
THE HOUSEWIFE AND THE PROFESSOR by Yoko Ogawa is a wonderful story of a mathematician with brain damage, and how the maid deals with the fact that he does not recognize her every morning when she arrives at his home.
Books I gave up on:
TO THE LIGHTHOUSE by Virginia Woolf felt like too much work. I have pain control issues right now and am barely able to concentrate on some things. It will have to wait.
Book in hand...
BLACKLANDS by Linda Bauer is a psychological suspense and the premise alone gives me a chill. A boy writes anonymously to a child killer in prison hoping the man will help him find the body of one of the local boys he's murdered. Eventually the man figures out that he's communicating with a twelve year old boy...
GOOD TO A FAULT by Marina Endicott
THE COMEDIANS by Graham Greene
THE PRACTICE OF PERFECTION by Mary Frances Coady
CUTTING FOR STONE by Abraham Verghese
Books I Still Need to Write Reviews On:
Those my readers request. Just ask.
What are you reading?