This week I read Things Unsaid, which is about adult children trying to help their elderly parents while also juggling their own careers and families. Anthony Marra's The Tsar of Love and Techno was also in my reading pile this week. In case you were worried, I am here to tell you that Marra's linked short stories are just as beautiful and heartbreaking as his novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena.
I'm about halfway through Stewart O'Nan's Emily, Alone. Next up is Sounds Like Me by Sara Bareilles, who is one of my favorite singer/songwriters.
What are you reading this week?
Things Unsaid sounds very real, difficult topic. Seems like you are on track for Christmas, yes the days are fast passing us by.ReplyDelete
I had a bit of a tough time reading it, not because the writing was bad but because the people were so awful to each other!Delete
Like the mix of reads.ReplyDelete
Every time I see someone else say they loved the new Anthony Marra as much as his last, my heart grows three sizes...I just adored it, too.ReplyDelete
Indeed. The Anthony Marra love is likely to grow your heart. :)Delete
I'm with Shannon! I loved both of Marra's books :)Delete
I loved Emily, Alone... but was glad I'd read O'Nan's Wish You Were Here first. (It gives a lot of family background.) Hope you're enjoying Emily.ReplyDelete
I loved Emily and I was glad that I had read Wish You Were Here. I don't think it is necessary, but I think it adds a lot to the experience.Delete
I'm trying to get ready for Christmas, too. I really need to get baking! Family members have expectations ;)ReplyDelete
Why haven't I read the Marra yet? Because I have to be in the PERFECT mood for short stories, darn it.
Have a fantastic week!
Me too! I think Saturday and next Monday are going to be big baking/cleaning days at our house.Delete
I hope your week is going wonderfully!
Things Unsaid sounds like a must read, going over to amazon. Look forward to your review.ReplyDelete
Thanks Marce. It should be up in the next couple of weeks, since I'm taking some holiday time off. :)Delete
I've been enjoying the run up to Christmas... But have yet to do much of 'admin' stuff, like cards, food shop etc. I should get on to that.ReplyDelete
It sounds like you're reading quite the variety of books at the moment. I look forward to your thoughts on Things Unsaid because that sounds like it'll be a good one.
Reading With Jade
We just got all of our Christmas snow last night ... 18 inches of it! It's pretty, until you have to drive in it. Hope you have a very nice Christmas with your friends and family! :)ReplyDelete
Sara Bareilles is one of my daughter's absolute favourites - great to see she has a memoir out.ReplyDelete
Things Unsaid looks good.ReplyDelete
I hope your week is going well.
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