Some people say that the books we truly enjoy are the ones we are thirsting to read. Assigned reading may or may not be less enjoyable. I find some truth in this. Often, a book I really want to read will totally capture me.
What’s happening for you in reading? Maybe the fall season is a time you seldom pick up a book. Or maybe, as the air chills and the sun shines, you settle into a favorite chair and go for turning pages.
I’m replenishing my lists today, while plowing through a book club selection that has yet to capture my attention. I’ll tell if you will.
Placing on hold at the library:
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward.
This novel is set in the fictional town of Bois Savage, Mississippi and is written by the author of the National Book Award Winner of 2011, Savage Bones.
X by Ilyasah Shabazz daughter of Malcom X and Kekla Magoon
This book, fictionalized as a novel, has been chosen as this year’s title for the Michigan Humanities Council and the Great Michigan Read. Many years ago I was highly interested in and taught by The Authobiography of Malcolm X. I applaud the new presentation of his story for a current generation, but I’ve yet to be truly enjoying it. I recommend it as quite possibly a good audio book.
Everybody’s Talking About:
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Intertwined stories of a family and a mother and daughter in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Perhaps I should put this on hold. Have you read it?
This short post is hardly a full exploration. All there’s time for today is to dip a toe in the waters of reading.
Hope you are able to take a moment to share what you are reading. Thanks!