Book It!

Big book month for me, although it's probably the last one I'll have since I'm starting my new job today (!!!) and my reading time will be far more limited.

Just Read:

Nemesis/The Devil's Star- Jo Nesbo
I'm actually enjoying reading this series out of order, I don't know why. I really enjoyed both of these books. They're so well constructed, particularly the characters. I'm looking forward to the next book in the fall.

A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again- David Foster Wallace
I'm working up to tackling the bear that is Infinite Jest, but I'm not quite up to a really long book right now. Some of the essays in the book I really enjoyed (such as the title essay), but others I felt rambled on far too much and lost their focus.

The Almost Moon- Alice Sebold
I had a hard time getting my head around this one. I'm not sure how I felt about the main character. I think the author intended for you to like her but not her actions. If that's the case I don't think she did the best job. Also, the ending was a bit lacking.

The Sense of an Ending- Julian Barnes
Interesting and mildly depressing story. I thought the discussion of personal history and memories was definitely the strong point of the book.

We Need to Talk About Kevin- Lionel Shriver
Really enjoyed this one. I think the author did an excellent job of capturing the internal conflict of a woman deciding to have a child and then the results of that decision. The underlying nature vs. nurture debate throughout is also well done.

Currently Reading:

Little Children- Tom Perrotta

Up Next (probably):

Dance Dance Dance- Haruki Murakami