Good morning, fellow book lovers!
Last week, I noticed a lot of talk in the book blogosphere about the need for a new, more creative kind of blogging about books (see Andi's post at Estella’s Revenge and Shannon's at River City Reading, and the great comments to both of those posts . . . so many good thoughts, and really interesting reading!). Well, I don't know if I have any particularly creative ideas for content--I am still getting my feet wet as a book blogger--but I'd like to do my part at helping to generate discussion. With that goal in mind, I thought I’d periodically throw out a discussion topic for book lovers. Here's my first effort at that: my post on When You Don't Like a Book That Many People Love.
Last week on the blog, I posted reviews of these two books:
My review of Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist is here. I had high expectations for this debut novel, and although there were elements that I truly appreciated, I felt the novel failed to fully live up to is promise. I had a much better reaction to Ian McEwan's latest novel, The Children Act, which I found to be thought-provoking and sharply written. My review is here. I was having a bit of a McEwan moment last week, so after I finished The Children Act, I read his 2007 novel On Chesil Beach--I loved it!
Here is what I am reading now:
Garth Stein's latest, A Sudden Light, will be published at the end of the month. I'll be honest, I'm having a tough time with this one so far . . . maybe that will change as I read more.
This post links to the "It's Monday" meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. What's on your reading agenda for this week?