Good morning, fellow book lovers! I'm posting again on this weekly update meme hosted by Sheila at BookJourney. I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving and a pleasant long weekend with plenty of time for reading a good book.
Here's the book I'm reading right now . . .
Fourth of July Creek, the debut novel from Smith Henderson, is absorbing and beautifully written. The plot concerns a social worker living in rural Montana in the early 1980s. He becomes involved in the lives of a family of survivalists, while his own personal life starts to come apart. This is one of those "glowingly reviewed" literary fiction releases from 2014 that I wanted to read, but somehow overlooked or simply did not yet get a chance to tackle. I have been trying to read a few of those books in these last weeks of 2014.As part of that effort, here are three other stand-out fiction titles from 2014 that I have read in the past week and a half:
All three of these were very good reads, but I was especially taken with Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See--now that is a wonderful novel! I will post some more detailed thoughts on these soon, and some of them may make it onto my Best of 2014 list.
I didn't post a lot on my blog last week, given the busy hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving in my household. But you can find these new posts from me:
My review of The Clever Mill Horse by Jodi Lew-Smith
What's on your reading agenda for this week?