What We’re Reading

Or, In Which We Collectively Display Quite A Breadth of Genres Read

Personal - Lee ChildThe Cellar - Minette WaltersThe Fatal Eggs - Michael BulgakovThe Book of Life - Deborah HarknessThe Betrayers - David Bezmozgis

Butterfield 8 - Jack O'HaraKL - Nikolaus WachsmannThe Cellars of the Majestic - Georges SimenonYoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered To Do It - Geoff DyerThe Death of Napoleon - Simon Leys

The Ambassadors - Henry JamesThe Field of the Cloth of Gold - Magnus MillsAsterios Polyp - David MazzucchelliCabinet of Wonders - Viktor Wynd R is for Rocket - Ray Bradbury

Primary Inversion - Catherine AsaroMystiek lichaam - Frans KellendonkRock Hudson: His Story - Rock Hudson and Sara DavidsonRunning with the Pack - Mark RowlandsA Civil Contract - Georgette HeyerThe Secret History - Donna Tartt

Martijn: Personal by Lee Child.  Jack Reacher is doing his thing again.  Must be well past 50, but it doesn’t bother him in the slightest.

PleunThe Cellar by Minette Walters. Scary as hell.

Jesse: The Fatal Eggs by Mikhail Bulgakov, The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness.

Tjeerd: The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis (Guardian review here), Butterfield 8 by Frank O’Hara (jolly good article about Frank O’Hara here), KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps by Nikolaus Wachsmann  (article here), Maigret en het lijk in de kast (English title = The Cellars of the Majestic, new edition out soon!) by Georges Simenon, Yoga for People Who Can’t Be Bothered To Do It by Geoff Dyer (it’s not about yoga), The Death of Napoleon by Simon Leys, The Ambassadors by Henry James.

Ester:  Field of the Cloth of Gold by Magnus Mills.  New book from one of my favorite authors. Weirdness at its best!

JeroenWAsterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli. Super-good.

Maarten: Read Cabinet of Wonders by Viktor Wynd some time in the past week. Now I’m reading R is for Rocket by Ray Bradbury (the 1963 edition with the cover shown above, which overlaps with the book linked to here).

Lília: Primary Inversion by Catherine Asaro.

Renate: Mystiek Lichaam by Frans Kellendonk.

PeterL: Rock Hudson, His Story by Rock Hudson and Sara Davidson.  Heartbreaking, funny, (melo)dramatic.

Sophie: Running with the Pack by Mark Rowlands.  A philosopher talks about the instrumental and intrinsic values of running.  And he’s humorous about it, too.  A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer, because Georgette Heyer is a BOSS.  This title of hers is less Regency Romantic Comedy and more Regency Historical Account of a Believable Marriage.  I like it.  Also reading The Secret History by Donna Tartt, in the hopes of filling the “A Book at the Bottom of Your To Be Read Pile” square on my Reading Bingo Chart. Tried it once a few years ago and got halfway before throwing it against the wall (sorry Mom!). Maybe I can get through all of it this time.

Ebooks available for Personal, The Cellar, The Fatal Eggs, The Book of LifeThe Betrayers, Butterfield 8, KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps, Yoga For People Who Can’t Be Bothered To Do It, The Ambassadors, The Field of the Cloth of Gold, and A Civil Contract.