OBC 19: What Books You’re Reading

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I used to be a much more avid reader — I would spend my summer vacations reading all day. Sadly, when I graduated college, I was so overwhelmed by my 40-hour work weeks that I stopped reading for a while. I’ve since picked back up and started (unintentionally) this new thing where I read multiple books at once. I think they’re all slow to start, so I’m sure once I get into one I’ll stick with it until the end. So, yea, right now I’m reading an embarrassing amount of books to which I can’t seem to commit (though I’m sure that’s just me and they’re actually really good):

Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan

Dreams of Joy by Lisa See (She’s one of my favorite authors and writes about women in ancient to current China)

The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy (My absolute favorite author, and author of my favorite book, South of Broad)

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (another one of my favorite authors)

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (it’s doubling as research for my novel)

I think I’m going to try to finish The Prince of Tides first — my mom loved the book so much she almost named me Savannah, after one of the characters. After that will be Gone Girl, because I never read the book and refuse to see the movie until I do, and Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl because Lena Dunham. And my boss actually recommended Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer, which I feel I need to read, not because she’s my boss, but because I liked the sound of the plot and let’s be real, I like the title.

I could talk about books forever, but I’ll stop myself now out of courtesy to my readers.

IN THE COMMENTS: So…read any good books lately?


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