Two months, two books, two reviews. I don’t think it’s bad. On the contrary, it feels good because I no longer stress about how many books I should have read by now and I’m able to dish out some of my thoughts and feelings about the books that I finished. They are by no means anything like the reviews of James Wood or Tim Parks but they still serve something: a record of my reading experience.
- Preparation for the Next Life by Atticus Lish – 5 out 5 stars. Review here.
- The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan – 3 out of 5 stars. Our book club’s February read. Review here.
- A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara – On page 259 of 720. I see why people love this. The narrative is straightforward and the characters are so fleshed out that you can imagine yourself being in their company. I still have a long way to go though but I’m always looking forward to reading it every night, that is when I’m not dead tired after work.
TFG Book Bingo Progress:
I am aiming for a blackout. And as you can see, I have very little progress. If you’re wondering why the Flanagan book is not included, we don’t consider our book club selections counted for this challenge. Anyway, I need suggestions for the following boxes: Set during a holiday, Speculative fiction, and About music. Hopefully the titles that you recommend, if any, are already in my TBR pile so that I won’t have to buy anything. But of course, I will make an exception if you have very strong feelings for your recommendation and if you think I will love it.
Lastly, would you consider A Little Life as something written by an Australian/Oceanian? The author is from Hawaii, which is part of the U.S., but the place itself is located within the boundaries of Oceania. What do you think?