Welcome to my weekly Saturday feature here at Erin Reads, where I highlight new books that have entered my life, what I’ve been reading, and what’s happened on Erin Reads over the past week.
This week, I’m trying out a new way of sharing the week’s acquisitions. I proudly (and somewhat nervously) present…my first ever vlog! Like it? Hate it? Prefer the old list form? Please let me know!
If you’re not a vlog person, the books I talked about were:
- A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth (my sister and I are reading it together)
- Possession by A.S. Byatt (from a library sale…as are the rest of my haul!)
- Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie
- About a Boy by Nick Hornby
- The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro
- Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
I actually got a few books in the mail AND hit up another library sale after making this vlog, so those books will have to wait for next Saturday’s My Week in Books. I guess that’s what I get for trying to put my post together early!
Read This Week
I started the week by finishing up The Distant Hours by Kate Morton, which was released on Tuesday. I then picked up (and devoured) Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. I loved it, except for one really big complaint; my review will be up this coming week. Finally, I picked up Jose Saramago’s Death with Interruptions again. I started this one a few months ago, but I kind of forgot about it in all the moving madness. I’m glad I finally finished it. I’m kind of in love–now I want to read everything Saramago has ever written!
On audio, I’m chugging along with The Odyssey for Trish’s readalong. I was getting too far ahead, so I also listened to To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. The audiobook was lovely, but I didn’t really love the book. I have some new audiobooks requested at the library and am eagerly awaiting their arrival!
Erin Reads Recap
- I started the week with a Sunday Salon post in which I talked about rereading. People left wonderful comments in response–I encourage you to read them and add your own experiences, if you’re so inclined!
- On Monday I reviewed the YA novel Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan, which I really enjoyed but couldn’t quite pinpoint why.
- The Distant Hours by Kate Morton came out on Tuesday, and I finished the novel just in time to post my review. It was my first Kate Morton novel, and I’ll be reading more!
- I took a break from reviews on Wednesday to offer a few free books to anyone willing to review them, however briefly, on a blog, LibraryThing, GoodReads, etc. There’s still time to request one, if you’re interested!
- Thursday I posted (late!) my thoughts on books 1-6 of The Odyssey for Trish’s readalong.
- Finally, yesterday, I continued my audiobook miniseries by talking about some of my nonfiction favorites.
How was your reading week? Do tell!