Brr.. it’s cold today. We had a high of 29 but by Saturday we’re supposed to get to 70. Crazy right? So my dilemma of what to do about going to my book group or not as I hadn’t read the book was solved by our weather. The freezing temps and rain meant icy roads so a lot of businesses were closed. Our book group decided to postpone our meeting until next month. Hopefully I’ll be more inclined to read the book in a couple of weeks.
Anyway, I thought I’d give you a rundown of my current reads. I’ve finished a couple of books so I’m now down to three books and all are so far, really good.
First up is The Rain in Portugal by Billy Collins. I’ve loved several of his poetry collections and right off the bat one of the first poems in this one is “Only Child” which hit me at my core. I’ve already re-read that one poem several times and no doubt will write it out and put it in my poetry journal.
When I’m not reading poems, I turn to My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. You’ve probably already know that this is a story of two girls growing up in Naples, Italy. This is the first in a quartet of historical novels and each character seems so alive. The books will span 60 years of the lives of the girls and those of other community members so I’m really excited to know more about Italy during this time frame.
My Kindle and nighttime read is Unpunished by Lisa Black. This is the second book the the Gardiner & Renner series. I really liked the first book and so far this is living up as a sequel. Plus, I was lucky to snag the latest book in the series via NetGalley. Maggie Gardiner is a forensic investigator and teams up with Jack Renner a police detective to solve crimes. Problem is that Jack Renner hides a big secret himself. Well, Maggie found out what the big secret was in the first book but still so far she is the only one who knows so what does she do with that knowledge? Good stuff.
Let me know if you’ve read any of these or what you’ve been reading lately. I’m in the mood to add another book to the mix so I’ll keep you posted!