My reading method is to have 2 books going at once — i.e., a CD book in my car and a paperback stashed in my gym locker which I read while on the Elliptical or Treadmill. Each book takes me a long time to get through (we’re talking weeks/months, not days!) because my driving time is fairly limited (trips to the gym, errands, appointments) and I generally read on the cardio machines only while warming-up for a class or other exercise.
My current CD book is Kate Atkinson’s A God in Ruins, which I am loving — beautifully written, the reader is talented (love those British accents), and the plot-line is light enough to not distract me from attentive driving. My current paperback is The Chosen, by Chaim Potok — an enjoyable classic story and instructive in the Jewish faith.
I’ve got two other CD books checked out of the library: The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom and Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. Both have good reviews.
The following is the motley assortment of borrowed paperbacks which are in my queue. These all have “4+ Star” reviews — but if you know better, please send me a comment.
Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
I recently finished the best-seller The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Though I don’t often like murder-mysteries, this is one I definitely recommend. I had the thought that it would make a good movie; then I found out that Hollywood agrees with me, and it’s coming out in October — something to look forward to!
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