What We’re Reading: September 2017

Simone: I was reading Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout, but it turns out that this is a sequel-of-sorts to My Name is Lucy Barton, so that will have to go first instead.  Well, after I finish Thursday’s Children by Nicci French.

Ceriel:  Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad, Richard Yates’s Revolutionary Road and George Eliot’s Middlemarch.

Iris: Finally decided to give Nimona a go. Enjoying it so far!

Sywert: Just finished Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany, now starting Black and Blue: Inside the Divide Between the Police and Black America.

Martijn: March Violets by Philip Kerr (Bernie Gunther #1). Gumshoe noir in 1936 Berlin, very good!  Also reading Road Kill by Kinky Friedman (no longer in print).  Kinky is on Willie Nelson’s tourbus and, in the meantime, solves a mystery.  Funny.

Sophie: Just finished Black Sunday by Thomas Harris.  For the ABC Reading Bingo Chart (‘book published in the year you were born’).  Dated but also a good reminder that terrorism is absolutely not a modern invention.  Now almost halfway through an ARC of Gnomon by Nick Harkaway.  A massive, bewildering puzzle that is very close to going boom, as Harkaway’s books inevitably do.  I do love me an author who rejoices in words and has an imagination that matches the size of his vocabulary, though!

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