What I’m Reading…

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell ~ 4/5

Selected Stories by Alice Munro ~ 5/5

Faust by Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe ~ 4/5

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ~ 5/5

Noctures: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro ~ 4/5

Theory of the Novel: A Historical Approach by Michael McKeon ~ 4/5

Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence ~ 4/5

Florence: Just Add Water by Monica Fintoni 4/5

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt ~ 3/5

New and Selected Poems, Volume One by Mary Oliver ~ 5/5

Dali by Robert Decharnes ~ 3/5

Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald ~ 4/5

Bossypants by Tina Fey ~ 4/5

The Uffizi: The Official Guide by Gloria Fossi ~ 3/5

Party Going by Henry Green ~ 3/5

See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson ~ 4/5

In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin ~ 4/5

Stardust by Neil Gaiman ~ 4/5

Divergent by Veronica Roth ~ 2/5

Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho ~ 3/5

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture by G. Zygmunt Baranski ~ 3/5

Blue Skies Tomorrow by Sarah Sundin ~ 4/5

The Conde Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys by Various ~ 4/5

Looking for Alaska by John Green ~ 3/5

Fools by Joan Silber ~ 5/5

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin ~ 3/5

Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike ~ 3/5

The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt by Kara Cooney ~ 4/5

2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino ~ 4/5

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo ~ 4/5

The Shakespeare Guide to Italy: Retracing the Bard’s Unknown Travels by Richard Paul Roe ~ 3/5

A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin ~ 3/5

The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese by Michael Paternini ~ 5/5

The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things by Paula Byrne ~ 3/4

Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Trip Across America by Brian Benson ~ 3/5

The Jane Austen Rules: A Classic Guide to Modern Love by Sinead Murphy ~ 3/5

Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham ~ 4/5

The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road by Paul Theroux ~ 5/5

Independent People by Hallodar Laxness ~ 4/5

The Pillars of Hercules by Paul Theroux ~ 4/5

Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback by Robyn Davidson ~ 4/5

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2 thoughts on “What I’m Reading…

  1. In an odd synchronicity, I downloaded North and South a couple of weeks ago, but I haven’t read it yet. And I also didn’t care for Divergent, but I think we are the only two in the country. Your opinion on The Goldfinch matches up with at least three other people I’ve talked to, so I think I may pass, even though it’s sitting in my TBR pile.

    • I think that’s funny about “Divergent.” I had an issue with the way the author chose to portray courage as the ability to win a fight or jump into pit, while knowledge and learning were considered “evil.” I know the whole concept is by the end of the series, they all come to an understanding and everyone is “divergent,” but meh.

      And I liked “The Goldfinch”–it’s grown in my estimation since I gave it that rating and some thought. But it’s long. And very Dickensian, which kind of just makes me want to read Dickens instead.

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