Happy Monday! I'm posting again on the weekly meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. Hope everyone is plowing merrily through their summer reading lists, since this is--gasp!--the last Monday of July!
I recently spent a week in New York City with my family, while one of my children had the opportunity to participate in a musical theatre workshop at an off-Broadway theatre. While traveling around the city, I started thinking about all the great fiction that is set in Manhattan and other parts of New York. And so last week, I posted a list of my Favorite Novels Set in New York City. Take a look at my list here, and let me know what you think . . . what novels do you consider to be quintessential New York stories?
Last week on the blog, I reviewed these books:
Daisy Goodwin's The Fortune Hunter is a story about a love triangle in 1870s England. It wasn't really my cup of tea, I'm afraid; you can read my review here. Small Blessings by Martha Woodroof is a light and easy book; overly predictable, but rather sweet. My review is here.
Here's what I'm currently reading ...
The New Men, new historical fiction by Jon Enfield. I'll be posting my review on August 13 as part of a TLC Book Tour.
And this is what I am listening to on audio ...
I have been wanting to start Hannah Kent's highly acclaimed Burial Rites for some time now ... I am not sure it was the best choice for an audiobook (do you ever have trouble deciding which books will be good choices for listening? I certainly do!). In any case, I'm really looking forward to delving further into the story.
I'm hoping to post a few reviews and press onward in my summer reading list this week--my house will be a little quieter, with one child off to a sleepaway camp!
What's on your reading agenda for this week?