reading forecast

The Reading Forecast

Last week, I read a…lot. I get stuck into these phases once in a while when real life is difficult to handle so I give myself over to fiction–gratefully. I’ll have mini reviews in the wrap up so I’ll just be listing the titles in the forecasts.

Books read last week:

  1. The Eve of St. Agnes by John Keats
  2. A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn
  3. The Gap of Time – Jeanette Winterson
  4. Into the Dim – Janet Taylor
  5. The Riddle – Alison Croggon
  6. Step Aside, Pops – Kate Beaton
  7. Nightschool: The Weirn Books vol. 1-4 – Svetlana Chmakova
  8. Sea Rex – Molly Idle
  9. Viva Frida – Yuyi Morales
  10. The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle – Janet Fox

Books Currently Reading:

  1. Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts
    Still at 216 pages. SIGH. Must read more this coming week.
  2. Their Fractured Light – Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner
    I’m just 50 pages in but liking what I’ve read so far.
  3. A Year Without Mom – Dasha Tolstikova
    Just started this one.

To Read in the Coming Week:

I don’t rightly know what I’ll feel like but I reckon these titles will be part of the pile I choose from:

  1. Listen, Slowly Thanhha Lai
  2. The Immortals – Jordanna Max
  3. A Study in Charlotte – Brittany Cavallaro
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4 thoughts on “The Reading Forecast

  1. I’ve been doing the same this past week, escaping into books, and I’ve been starting a lot of books. It has helped me feel better, so I welcome the distraction!

    And I love seeing Shantaram on your reading list, I came this close to getting it this week, but I’m not feeling brave enough for a huge book commitment right now. I’ll be very curious to hear your thoughts on it though, the comments I’ve heard on it were mostly either amazing or DNF.

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    1. Shantaram is…immense. And it’s very good but because of it’s size, I have been stuck at 216 pages for a while now. I keep thinking I’ll read more and then end up not reading it at all. I do feel like he is seeing India, Mumbai especially, through a filter and not as it really is.

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      1. Yup, it does look immense (both in pages and in scope), which is why I still haven’t taken the plunge yet – though I really do want to read it at some point.
        I know pretty much nothing about India, so I wonder if I would pick up on the filter thing…

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        1. I’m currently reading The Wildings which is about cats in Delhi, India written by an Indian and you can see the difference in the attitudes. Still, Shantaram is very profound and I think as long as you give yourself enough time to dip in and out of it, the experience is rewarding.

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