What I’m Reading

It was wonderful to have a week off last week and spend a bit more time with books. I started several books and wanted to mention a bit them.

The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis. In this dual narrative, I’m immerse between the walls of the Barbizon Hotel for Women, past and present. This is the story of Rose Lewin, a journalist who decides to write about the women who lived in this famous hotel for women in the 1950s. I’ve read The Address by this author, which was also a dual timeline novel, and really enjoyed it. I think she does a good job of writing both the past and present and so I’m equally invested in both stories. I am about half way through this one.

Tom Lake by Ann Patchett. In the spring of 2020, As Lara and her three daughters are gathered at the family orchard during Spring 2020, Lara shares the story of her romance with a famous theater actor. Despite this being set at the start of COVID-19, I’m so glad the focus is not about the pandemic but about the parents’ love, the family relationships and the story of the orchard. Such a great story and will more than likely finish this one soon.

Dearly by Margaret Atwood. I picked this collection up in April for National Poetry Month so it’s taken me a while to get through but I usually take my time with poetry collections so I’m not complaining. I’ve read a lot of Atwood but not her poetry so this has been really interesting and this collection offers a wide range of topics.

Finally a new book I’m starting tonight is Death in the Holler by John. G. Bluck. This is a small town mystery about a game warden who is about to lose his job and has a chance at redemption solving a murder mystery. This is not a typical mystery I would choose but it’s for my Mystery Book group discussion this month so let’s see how it goes.

Let me know if you’ve read any of these. What about you, what good book(s) are you reading this week?

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