What are you currently reading?
Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel
Having finished Fun Home, I thought I would read this next! So far so good.
Less Than Angels by Barbara Pym
Still reading this. I’ve tended to rush through my Pyms and, now that I have the physical books, I intend to re-read them all. Slowly.
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
This is great. It’s easy to read and funny and surprising, and also strange and disconcerting.She writes about sex and the uncanny so well. They fit together like they were meant to be.
Severance: A Novel by Ling Ma
I love Scribd! I am definitely reading more, with it. And yes, I consider listening to audio books reading. In fact, I pay better attention listening to than reading a book. When I read I sometimes skim and skip. Not with audio. I’ve chosen this one as my next listen. I hope it’s something I can stick with.
What did you recently finish reading or couldn’t finish?
Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong
I loved this one, about a young woman who moves back home after her Dad is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Like Fun Home, it made me think about my late father and the difficult relationship I had with him. I don’t think he found our relationship difficult though, except towards t the end of his life when I refused to see him. It probably puzzled him. Anyway, this should be a separate post.
Fun Home: A Family Tragiccomic by Alison Bechdel
I liked this. I suppose I have a lot of issues of my own when it comes to my father. Although I think I’m dealing with them OK.
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
I love this! I didn’t think I would as I don’t like rap, but of course it’s about much more than rap, and I think I liked the protagonist, Bri, even more than I did Starr in The Hate U Give.
The Wife by Meg Wolitzer
Meh. This post is about how I feel about the novel and the film.
What do you think you’ll read next?
I keep saying Lotus by Lijia Zhang and I do intend to read it, but I keep getting distracted! I think I’m going to draw up a list.