We enjoyed our books last week:
- I am almost done with Great House by Nicole Krauss. This turned out to be a rather long read, even though the book isn't that big, because it is fairly dense prose, but I have enjoyed it. I should finish it today.
- I started a new audio, The Novice: A Story of True Love by Thich Nhat Hanh, which is a parable about living a life devoted to the teachings of Buddha. I thought this was an appropriate audio book for the start of a new year! I'm enjoying it so far.
- My husband, Ken, finished his first-ever e-book, The Breach, a suspense novel by Patrick Lee.
- Next, Ken picked up the book he started before our trip, Gumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table by Sara Roahen, one of my favorite memoirs, and read a few more chapters. I think he prefers this book in small tastes.
- Last night, Ken started one of his Christmas gifts from me, In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. We're both looking forward to this novel set in Nazi Germany by the author of The Devil in the White City.
- Jamie, 17, finished The Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare and loved it.
- Now he is reading another of his Christmas gifts, The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, Book One in the Chaos Walking trilogy. He says it is very good, though somewhat dark and different than what he usually reads.
- Craig, 13, is reading Alibi Junior High by Greg Logsted, hoping to finish it this week so he can take his Accelerated Reader quiz before the end of the marking period next week.
What are you and your family reading this week?
(What are you reading Monday is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.)