It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Journey, and it’s a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well.
I hope nobody pays too close attention to what I write from one week to the next in these Monday update posts, as I’ve realized that I hardly ever end up reading “next” the books I plan to read “next” (if that makes any sense). I guess I just have a hard time sticking to a reading schedule. I must go where the wind takes me! Such is life.
So although I did finish a book this week, it wasn’t exactly what I had planned. Instead I read the latest Deanna Raybourn, A Spear of Summer Grass, which isn’t a new Lady Julia novel (for those who have read her series books) but is a new standalone. I really enjoyed it, especially the setting of 1920’s Kenya and some interesting, strong characters. I’ll probably put up a review for that one by the end of the month, as it doesn’t come out until the 30th.
Then I started reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, which is on my Classics Club list. I’m enjoying this one as well, although I find that I’m having to read it slowly to follow the dialect and to get the full effect of Hurston’s writing. The Classics Club is currently doing a sync read of the novel; is anyone else participating in this?
Let’s be honest here–I’m not sure what I’ll read next. There are a few review books that I started but haven’t really gotten into, so I may go back to one of those. Or maybe I’ll just go where the wind takes me. It’s anyone’s guess. 🙂
What are you reading this week?