Currently Reading

My latest books all happen to be challenge reads so I’ve got a bit of everything going on.

First, I’ve been enjoying Women With Big Eyes by Angeles Mastretta. It was a bit strange at first to get used to this story because it really does seem like a series of short stories all connected with a theme of women telling their side of the story. Once I got used to the style I’ve enjoyed stepping into the world of these women. I feel like I know some of them. This is for the Mexico 2010 challenge.

My other read takes me across the world to Paris, France where I’m following the footsteps of Private Investigator, Aimee Leduc in Murder in the Marais. I stop in the cafes and can almost taste the croissants but my attention is on the horrible murder Aimee is trying to solve. This is for the Paris in July experience.

Yesterday I spent most of the afternoon reading the graphic memoir, The Impostor’s Daughter by Laurie Sandell. What an interesting life she’s had. I still find it hard to believe that she was able to write about her family and can still have a relationship with them. Lots of ups and downs but it looks like they were able to get past the lies and hurts. Anyway, this one is for my Graphic Novels challenge.

Finally, I’m reading Alone With You by Marisa Silver. I’ve only read a couple of the short stories in this collection and I can’t seem to find a thread that connects all of these and that’s usually when I have a bit of a harder time with short stories. Anyway, I’ll keep going and we’ll see what happens in the end. This counts for my Short Story challenge.

So those are my current reads. I’m already taking peeks at my shelves to see which book to add in next. How about you, have you read some of these? What did you think?

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