What I’m Reading NowPosted: March 12, 2015
You may have noticed that I read quite a few books. I thought you might like a look at the stack of books I’m currently reading. At home, for pleasure, I’m reading Laurie King’s new mystery Dreaming Spies, set in 1920s Japan and Oxford, featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes. I am also reading a cookbook from 2007, Mediterranean Harvest, by Martha Rose Shulman. I’m reading All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, on many lists of notable books published in 2014, because I’m considering it for a future book discussion. The book is narrated by a blind French girl and an orphaned German youth who can repair radios and is caught up in World War II. Because I’m trying to finish this book, I’m neglecting two books I’ve already started: Firefight, by Brandon Sanderson, a young adult fantasy novel and The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough, which is being published this May (I have an digital review copy). Next up at home (or for breaks at work) are Dead Wake, Erik Larson’s new book about the Lusitania and The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, by Rachel Joyce, a companion novel to The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.
In the car, I’m listening to a recording of The Corsican Caper, by Peter Mayle, a fun novel set in and around Marseilles, France, with descriptions of many great meals and a subplot about a Russian billionaire who wants to buy a house that’s not for sale.
At work, I’m re-reading At Home, by Bill Bryson and Lisette’s List, by Susan Vreeland, both for book discussions later this month.
Books I’m looking forward to reading but don’t have yet include Double Fudge Brownie Murder, by Joanne Fluke and Better than Before, by Gretchen Rubin, the author of The Happiness Project. I recently finished reading Dead Heat, by Patricia Briggs, featuring werewolves Anna and Charles Smith. The last audiobook I listened to was a medieval mystery by Ellis Peters. Any suggestions for what to read next?