What We’re Reading: Summer 2017


The new Arundhati Roy, Ministry of Utmost Happiness, went along on holiday – the span of it means the story doesn’t really sink in until the last page was turned.
The Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagorus by Michael Orenduff was tipped to me and now I want to read the whole series. For Tony Hillerman fans.
The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan – fascinating new world history perspective for someone who grew up being taught that America was the center of the world… and that important world history started in 1492.


The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf, for the OurSharedShelf Feminist Book Club at the end of August.  A very tough read, on many levels.


Fatal, the new title by John Lescroart.  And Dead Man’s Grip by Peter James.


I’m on a road trip now; reading Don DeLillo’s debut Americana.


Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made by Jason Schreier.  Also bringing along The Fifth Head of Cerberus by Gene Wolfe to read at Castlefest in case the bands are boring.


Why The Dutch are Different by Ben Coates.  I organised the book presentation at ABC The Hague last year and it seemed an interesting book then.  And it is.



I just finished Caraval (meh, but it did check off my “hyped book” square for the ABC Reading Bingo 2017 chart) and am currently reading A year of Marvellous Ways by Sarah Winman. Mermaids have just been mentioned for the first time.


Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess.

You can find more of what we’re reading right here.