Currently Reading

I’m going into the month with several good reads on my nightstand. A bit of mystery, fiction and poetry.

Small Mercies by Dennis Lehane. Set in 1974, Boston, this story details a mother’s frantic search for her daughter amidst the tension of desegregation of the schools. Not an easy read due to the language and violence but I really feel like I’m there.

A Line in the Sand by Kevin Powers. A former Iraqi interpreter is now living in Virginia and one morning on he finds a body along the beach. This discovery will set the course for him to finally find out what happened to his family. This is the May selection for my mystery book group.

The 6:41 to Paris by Jean-Philippe Blonde; translated by Alison Anderson. On a train ride to Paris, a man and a woman will find themselves seating next to one another, and they both know they once had an affair 30 years ago. Do they speak of it, do they acknowledge each other? Ooh the tension.

Dearly by Margaret Atwood. I wanted to continue reading more poetry after National Poetry Month so I had this collection waiting for me. I’ve read a lot of Margaret Atwood but none of her poetry and so far I’m really enjoying this.

So those are my current reads. I really need to focus on A Line in the Sand as I’m leading the book group discussion so I need to come up with questions.

How about you? Have you read any of these or do you have a good book you are currently reading?

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