This is our last week before school starts up, so we will be fitting in a last round of play dates, library trips, and lazy afternoons in our little backyard pool. Then we have new sneakers to buy, along with a cartload of notesbooks, pencils, and glue sticks.
This week, I read The Appointment by Nobel Prize-winning author Herta Muller. Then I followed it up with MWF seeking BFF, a memoir about a woman looking for friends in Chicago.
I'm about 40% through Jonathan Edwards. It's a big biography, but I'm getting there. My other current read is Amy Snow, a novel about an abandoned baby taken in by a wealthy family. After that, I plan to read Madeleine L'Engle's Certain Women. L'Engle is one of my favorite authors and she has a large body of work that I am slowly but surely reading my way through.
What are you reading this week?
Enjoy your last week, I'm still having a hard time understanding that summer is winding down. No fair! :) Hope your reads are good and enjoy the pool. Sorry to hear about the dishwasher, that's no fun. I had a friend a couple years ago whose washer went out and water leaked all over- and it was on the second floor. not good... :(ReplyDelete
Oh, I hadn't heard of Certain Women, but it looks really interesting!ReplyDelete
I loved "A Wrinkle in Time" as a kid but I had no idea Madeline L'Engle wrote any adult books! I'll have to look into that. I'd actually been thinking about re-reading "A Wrinkle in Time" to see if it still holds the magic it did for me in elementary school. Speaking of school, enjoy the last week of summer break! :)ReplyDelete
I have read and enjoyed Amy Snow by Tracy Rees. I am looking forward to her second novel, Florence Grace. I hope you enjoy it too. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
Last week of summer for you and spring is in the air for us! Whoop whoop! Sorry.... Love the cover and title of MWF seeking BFF. So nice. Hope you will get through everything this week and enjoy those last lazy summer days. I can't wait...! Here's my link: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/08/the-sunday-post-double-up-to-100.htmlReplyDelete
Madeleine L'Engle is one of my very favorite authors, and yet Certain Woman is my least favorite of her books. I found it indulgent somehow, and far prefer The Love Letters as a tribute to marriage.ReplyDelete
I read Amy Snow a couple of months ago! You'll have to let me know how you like it.ReplyDelete
I like L'Engle's non fiction. I'll have to check out Certain Women. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
All these books look good. I don't know much about Madeleine L'Engle beyond my childhood love of A Wrinkle and Time and its sequels.ReplyDelete