Last couple of weeks, I barely read a word, mainly because there was a lot happening at my end, and also because I did get into a reading rut (could be the wet weather or the reading pressure). So, rather than brood about it, I just let myself take a break. I may still not be ready to be back, but I sure as heck am excited about some of the books that I want to read.
Books completed since the last update
The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg: Teen-angst is the best medicine to reading ruts, in my case. I definitely enjoyed this read a lot. Though some parts were a bit cheesy, it was still entertaining.
Vietnamerica: A Family's Leavetakings and Homecomings by GB Tran: Ever since I heard about the release of this graphic memoir, I had been itching to read it. When I finally saw it in my library, I just grabbed it, rut or no rut. This made for a beautiful read!
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I did a spring cleaning on my nightstand as well, as some of the books have been languishing, and I figured a change would help me bounce back faster. So it's a totally different set of books that I'm reading now.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne: I read a tiny bit of this on Friday, and I enjoyed it. So I can't wait to read the rest of it and be pulled into Bruno's life. I know the rest of the world has already read it, so I'm determined to "catch up"!
The London Train by Tessa Hadley: I just loved the sound of this book the first time I heard about it and was doubly thrilled when it was on the Orange Prize longlist (It didn't make the shortlist however). I can't wait to finally start it.
The Jack Bank by Glen Retief: I had to set this book down for a while, but that's not due to a lack of interest. On the contrary, I've been waiting to get back to it. Now that my nightstand looks more respectable (ahem), I can't wait to read this.