I’LL TELL IF YOU WILL OR EXPLORING WHO WE ARE AS READERS

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.

Plowing through:
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!

5 thoughts on “I’LL TELL IF YOU WILL OR EXPLORING WHO WE ARE AS READERS

  1. Judith Vitali

    strongly recommend Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt … provides a better understanding of the transgender child and effect on family … very well done without being overly scientific

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  2. Susan Carter

    Presently, I’m reading The Sorbonne Affair, a mystery in the Hugo Marsten series by Mark Pryor and A Taste of Paris, A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food by David Downie. The first is in paperback so I can take it with me to Dr’s appointments and the second was just released and I’ve been dying to get into it so I’m allowing myself a little time to read at home each day. My stack presently holds: The Little French Bistro by Nina George, How to Make A French Family by Samantha Verant, and A Paris Year by Janice MacLeod – all three are authors whose first books I read and loved so I’m now on to their new releases and, yes, I do seem to be in a rut with what I read,

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  3. Judith

    did read Little Fires Everywhere and did like it, but disappointed that I did not know the fate of two characters

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  4. Bonne Hall

    The fascinating story of President Garfield’s assassination and needless death is told in a well-written book by Candice Millard : Destiny of the Republic. I found it hard to put down as it revealed so much interesting information. It was a pleasant change from so many novels.

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