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 acquired books from a few different sources over the past two weeks:
For review from Atticus Books, I received The Great Lenore by JM Tohline.
From the Half Price Books clearance section, I picked up The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham.
From the library, I checked out a number of audiobooks:
- The Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama (a member of my book group recommended this author to me)
- The Imposter by Damon Galgut (I don’t know anything about this one, but Humphrey Bower, who read Shantaram, reads it!)
- Gould’s Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan (also unknown and read by Humphrey Bower)
- Surrender by Sonya Hartnett (a third unknown but Bower-narrated audiobook!)
- Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon, seen on Linus’s Blanket
- The Open Road by Pico Iyer, which was already on my list because of Eva but of which I was reminded by Jill
Read This Week
Since it’s been two weeks since the last My Week in Books, and I’m not sure which books I read during which week, here’s my last two weeks!
I finished and rather disliked The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon for my book group. I got to the end of The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness for Reading Buddies and immediately tore through The Ask and The Answer; now I’m working on Monsters of Men, the final book in the trilogy. I also started The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen for Reading Buddies. I’ve got Miss New India by Bharati Mukherjee going on my Sony Reader and The Hill of Devi by E.M. Forster started for my Classics Reclamation Project. Whew!
And then there was the Readathon, during which I read Nazareth, North Dakota by Tommy Zurhellen, Made for You and Me by Caitlin Shetterly, and Hush by Eishes Chayil.
On audio, I listened to A Passage to India by E.M. Forster and am now working on Freakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt.
Erin Reads Recap
Since it’s been two weeks, I’ll recap a little differently:
- Over the past two weeks, I shared thoughts on The Sea and the Silence by Peter Cunningham and Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts (audiobook).
- I reviewed my March stats.
- My Classics Reclamation Project book was A Passage to India by E.M. Forster on audio, which I discussed in two parts (Part 1 | Part 2)
- Reading Buddies discussed The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness and The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen.
- Finally, I participated in the Readathon with a Sunday Salon introduction, an update post, and a wrap-up.
How was your reading week? Do tell!