What are you reading this week?

Last week I dived right into this pile of books!

So how am I getting on?

Well, I’m half-way through Family Lexicon, a barely fictionalised account of family life in Italy from the 1920s until the 1950s. There are no chapters, just one long story, which makes it a bit hard going. The tale is very entertaining, though, and I will stick with it.

Americanah, meanwhile, is very dense; this is not a book to speed-read. I’m still only on page 33. I need to read this at the weekends when I’m not so tired.

I have completely given up on Two Caravans. The book is written from multiple narrative perspectives, and I find it really confusing and hard to keep track of the characters. It’s a shame, because I was looking forward this.

I was unexpectedly thrown a curve-ball this week.

This Agatha Christie book appeared in our Little Free Library and I was seduced by the cover, as well as the realisation that I have never read any of her books before.

I’m racing through it and am only a few chapters away from the end. Yes, it’s a little bit Cluedo, but the story is really good, and Poirot himself is not as irritating as I imagined he would be. (I remember watching the Poirot TV series in the 1990s which were sometimes a little bit grating).

Even though the title gives it away, I was still a little startled when Roger was killed!

I think, dear reader, that I may be on the verge of becoming an Agatha Christie fan.

So, tell me: what are you reading at the moment?

5 thoughts on “What are you reading this week?

      1. Didn’t enjoy it but then again I am not a fan of Douglas Adams and it seemed for some reason to remind me of his writing.
        I loved The Midnight Library.

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