I've only finished two books since I last wrote about what I've been reading, two weeks ago. Like I mentioned then, the next book on my reading stack was Murakami's Norwegian Wood. My first Murakami read, or rather re-read, of the year, although I intend to get to many more. I followed up reading Norwegian Wood by watching the film. In Japanese. I don't usually go to watch Japanese movies since my Japanese really isn't good enough without the help of English subtitles but seeing it right after reading the book helped a lot. And it was great to have the scenes from the book come to life on the screen.
I also just finished reading The Fates Will Find Their Way by Hannah Pittard. The collective narrative voice in this book is very reminiscent of The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides, both a book and a movie I really liked, and The Fates Will Find Their Way more than lives up to the comparison. It's not the kind of perspective you come across very often, at least I haven't, but it totally works. I think if you like the book or the movie of The Virgin Suicides, you'll definitely love this one.
Enough About Love by Hervé Le Tellier, published by Other Press. It sounds great, and I'm looking forward to diving into it. Also, this coming Sunday, a few of us are going to have a mini read-a-thon. Anyone is welcome to join us. There are no rules, the idea is just to read as much as you can on Sunday, and come chat about your progress on Twitter (hashtag: #minireadathon). For me it'll be a weekend of novellas. I'll be reading Murakami's debut novella, Hear the Wind Sing, and then buddy-reading the sequel Pinball, 1973 with Gnoe (@graasland) and Chinoiseries (@chinoiseries). And hopefully if I still have time and energy, I'll get to one of the Peirene Press novellas that have been waiting ever so impatiently for me to read.
What are you reading this week?
It's Monday, What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.
Yes, I know it's actually Tuesday. I didn't get a chance to post yesterday but especially wanted to take part this week as Sheila is celebrating the meme's one year anniversary on her blog. As you know I don't do this every week but checking my archives, it looks like I first joined "It's Monday, What are you reading?" on June 21st last year.
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