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.
I did not acquire a single new book this week! I can’t remember the last time that happened. Instead, I’ll share with you the audiobooks I’ve recently gotten from the library and am looking forward to listening to. They’re all books that have been on my TBR list.
- Flight by Sherman Alexie: Cass from Bonjour, Cass! recommended this one because I loved The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Alexie. I’ve actually already listened to this one and loved it–review coming this week!
- The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent: I have a print copy of this one that I tried a while back and wasn’t in the mood for. I do think I’ll like the book, though, and thought I’d give the audio a try. I’ve listened to the first bit, and so far, I really like it.
- By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham: I loved The Hours but have heard mixed things about By Nightfall, Cunningham’s latest. I thought maybe the audiobook would be good…we’ll see!
- After Dark by Haruki Murakami: Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea has recommended several of Murakami’s audiobooks over the past few months. My library had After Dark, so I decided to give it a shot.
- A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson: This is one of February’s Reading Buddies book (more on that tomorrow!). I have it in print and may end up reading instead of listening, depending on which way is funnier!
- The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi Durrow: Emily’s review on Eat the Books piqued my interest in this book, the cover of which I’ve always liked.
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: After reading a great review on my books. my life., I was convinced to finally add this popular YA novel to my own TBR list!
Read This Week
This week I finally finished both books I’ve been slowly making my way through: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi (dense but very rewarding) and The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Ranier Maria Rilke (dense and a little confusing). I’ve been reading the same two books for far too long and was thrilled to start The Spy Who Came In from the Cold by John le Carre and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (finally!!).
On audio, I wrapped up Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson and tore through Flight by Sherman Alexie. I’m now working on The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent. So far, so good!
Erin Reads Recap
- I started the week with a Sunday Salon post in which I invited Erin Reads readers to be my reading buddies. The response was amazing, and tomorrow I’ll be revealing the project that’s resulted!
- On Monday I wrapped up Bloggiesta by looking back at what I’d accomplished over the weekend.
- Next I shared my thoughts on Delirium by Lauren Oliver, the gripping start to what I expect will be a great trilogy.
- Wednesday’s Classics Reclamation Project post looked at my thoughts on the first half of The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Ranier Maria Rilke, which I read for my book group. Thoughts on the second half will be coming next week.
- Thursday I talked about Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, a sort of prequel to Peter Pan, on audio.
- Finally, yesterday, I looked at Interpreter of Maladies, a beautiful collection of short stories by Jhumpa Lahiri.
How was your reading week? Do tell!