My Reading List
Since I started using the Kindle app on my phone, I’ve been making my way through quite a few books lately. I’m always on the hunt for good recommendations, so feel free to send them to me.
Right now, I’m in the middle of The Book of Dahlia by Elisa Albert, who also wrote After Birth, which I reviewed recently. The Book of Dahlia is hilarious so far and often makes me laugh out loud, despite the fact that the main character has a brain tumor. No spoilers here; that’s the premise of the novel. I’ve quickly become a fan of Albert’s honest and modern writing style, and her female characters are very realistic.
My mom recently told me about Women Are Scary: The Totally Awkward Adventure of Finding Mom Friends by Melanie Dale. It sounds interesting in theory and sort of follows the “damaged women” theme I’ve got going here, so I added it and will give it a try soon.
Allie recently wrote a great review of All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, and since I’m a huge World War II fiction buff, this book is on my list, too. That post reminded me of my love for The Cazalet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard, a series I’ve read and re-read over and over again for years. I really need to write a blog post about my love for the Cazalet family one of these days. Howard passed away last year, but not before writing a fifth novel in the series, which I recently discovered. And the BBC produced a radio play version of the entire series, which I plan to listen to while I go about my chores at home. It will be so much fun to immerse myself in that wonderful family again after all these years.
What are you reading right now?