What books are you reading this week? My bag is mixed.
I finished San Miguel. What an interesting story! The last third covered the Lester family, the “Swiss Family Lester,” who became famous for their life on San Miguel during the 1930s. The Lesters were newlyweds when they arrived on the island in 1930. The next twelve years were full of adventures, not all with happy endings.
After I went to see the Auschwitz exhibit last Thursday, I picked up a copy of Elie Wiesel’s Night. It will take me a while to get through this one. It’s a short book, only about 120 pages, which ordinarily would only take me a couple of hours. It’s intense, though. Seriously intense.
To help fill in my reading time when I just can’t face Night anymore, I also started Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman. I did not realize that this book was used to make a television series for the BBC back in 1996. I’m glad I didn’t see that because I think it would have ruined the book. It’s more than a little offbeat and is definitely not something I would ordinarily read, but I’m really enjoying it. Best described as “urban fantasy,” it’s sort of a modern-day Alice in Wonderland story. Sort of.
Lastly, I listened to A Man Called Ove over the weekend. What a delightful book! I’m really glad I listened instead of reading. It was terrific, everything I had heard it would be.
I’m not sure what I’ll read next and I’ve decided that I should quit saying. Seems like I plan to read something and something else pops into first place.
What are you reading this week?