This is a very interesting reading week for me. For the first time in several months I don’t have any upcoming releases I plan on reading. I’ve finished with October and there is nothing in November until the middle of the month. All of which means I’m left to my own devices—which could be a good thing or a not-so good thing, depending on how I choose. Do I go with recommendations? Or my mood? Or some combo of the two? Thankfully, I have three options so I’ve got all bases covered.
A blogger I trust, Lauren at Malcolm Avenue Review, recommended this so I’m ready to give it a try. It looks to be a novel of war, redemption, and possibly a little bit of mystery thrown in. My sense is it’s mostly about the characters, which sounds good to me right now.
If you’re wondering why I would want to read fiction that is working its way towards fact in America, it’s a good question. I read this so long ago that, aside from the basic premise, I don’t remember anything about it. Thought it was time to get reacquainted.
First of all, this title. How are you not going to want to read it? Secondly, I read Winman’s newest book, Tin Man, and fell in love with her writing so am ready for more. This is her debut and is about an eccentric family. Enough said.
What are you reading this week?
Sarah's Book Shelves says
I’d be interested to hear how the Winman is…though I didn’t love Tin Man, it was more because I thought the story was lacking, not her writing, so am sort of interested to see what she does with a different story.
And I loved so it so am really hoping not to be disappointed! P.s. You commented on Unsheltered is one of the ones swallowed by WP (grrrr) so I couldn’t reply, but I think there are aspects you’d like. It’s just that there is no denying her political feelings and they’re not favorable to the current situation so I think it would bug you.
Susie | Novel Visits says
I love that you’re going to read Sarah Winman’s debut, and can’t wait to hear how it is. I’ve been thinking about reading The Handmaid’s Tale again, too, only I was thinking I’d listen to it. Claire Danes narrates and I bet she’d be great. Plus it would be a sort of whole new experience for me.
Oh, she has such a wonderful voice! I just don’t have enough listening time so can hardly ever finish an audio book before it has to go back.
The Cue Card says
I guess I have read all three of these, and luckily reviewed them on my blog so I can re-look them up to jog my memory. Unfortunately I had troubles with the Girl in Green and the Rabbit book — but found Handmaid’s Tale scarily realistic with an ominous atmosphere — excellent in its execution and how it’s told. Kudos to Atwood for laying it on the line in 1985! Cheers.