Here's a recap of what went on in August:
- Fear of Flying by Erica Jong - Rantings of a woman who doesn't know what she wants. 2.5/5
- Dwellers by Eliza Victoria - Deliciously mysterious! 4/5
- Brotherly Love by Jhumpa Lahiri - There is nothing this woman can write I will not love. 5/5
As I said, I am still reading The Luminaries (nearing the 50% mark now), which I found difficult to get into at first, hence, the snail's pace reading it. BUT now that I am into the thick of the story, I find that the mystery in the plot married to the historical fiction aspect of it (the gold rush in New Zealand at the turn of the 19th century) is pretty engaging! I can't wait to sit down and read some more of it, and finish it, soon.
And now, for September:
|Hello, Star the Slytherin Bear. Nice loom band you got there. :)|
- The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee - The second traveling book* of the book club. I'm only the second one to read it after its owner, Ycel. Looking forward to delve into this one!
- The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell (not in photo) - It's David Mitchell's most awaited sixth full-length novel, and the Mitchell Mafia is excited! Pre-ordered it on Amazon just so I would have a copy on release day, which is tomorrow, because local bookstores won't have it in stock right away.
- The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (copy currently with book club friend Maria) - Our first joint discussion with another book club, Flips Flipping Pages, is happening this month, and this is the novel that was chosen by both clubs. I think a novel about books, and the love for it, is the perfect book to talk about with other readers.
How about you? Any books you plan to read this month? :)
*A traveling book is a book that we pass around for the members to read - at least those who are interested to. There's a queue so if members wish to read it, he/she will have to sign up and wait for their turn. The book changes hands either by giving it personally or sending it through mail.