With the long Memorial Day weekend coming up, I thought I’d share some books I picked up recently.
I’m almost finished with GirlChild, which is a hard one to explain. Most of the chapters are super short, and it reads almost like a diary of an extremely precocious girl growing up in a seedy trailer park. The writing is compelling, but it’s not your typical novel-style narrative. That probable makes no sense.
These aren’t exactly beach books (note the absence of chick lit/thrillers), but I geeked out a little bit the other day when I accidentally locked myself out at work and had to go over to the University library to work remotely until someone could let me back in:
I’ve been wanting to read both of the nonfiction books (right and left sides) for awhile, and then “The Borrower” just kind of jumped out at me.
Then I purchased these from the amazing $2 clearance shelf at Half Price Books:
“Changing My Mind,” by Zadie Smith
Part of my senior English thesis was inspired by her book, “White Teeth.”
“O, Pioneers!” by Willa Cather
A friend studies her work and I finally read “My Antonia” last summer at the farm and thought it was gorgeous
“The History of Love,” by Nicole Krauss
I already read/own a copy of this book, but it is so amazing that I wanted to have an extra so I wouldn’t hesitate giving it away! I can’t bring them all to the beach, though…Am I too old to pack a yellow sand pail? Seriously wishing I still had those red sunglasses.
If you’re in the Iowa NoCoast, consider a jaunt down to Lake Ahquabi State Park in Indianola to read in a canoe. We love to rent boats down there!