Over the past few days I’ve finished and started some books. I hope this weekend I’ll have quite a bit of reading time available as I’m very behind on a book group read. Why do I always procrastinate so much? I think it’s because I want to make sure the story will still be fresh in my mind but half of the time I’m rushing to finish it.
Anyway, I have finished Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin and Astrid & Veronika by Linda Olsson. The book links take you to my reviews. I quite liked both books although I’m leaning more towards Astrid & Veronika, perhaps because after The Myth of You and Me, which I read last month and didn’t like much, I was left wanting to read a good friendship story. This one was more to my taste.
The books I’m currently juggling are very different in tone but both I’m enjoying and am finding it hard to choose between them. Suite Française by Irene Nemirovsky is the book I’m trying to finish up by Tuesday for book group discussion. So far I’ve only been able to read some of it during lunch time.
My evening read has been Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym. I meant to read this last year when I found out about it through Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust book. I quickly BookMooched a copy but of course by the time the book arrived I had moved on to something else. This cozy little book has some very witty women and a lot of keen observations. I get the feeling I’ll be looking for more of Pym’s novels after this one. At least I hope so.