Shannon from Rivercity Reading definitely influenced my book choices this week! Because of her stand-out review, I started and finished Dept. of Speculation the moment it hit my doorstep last week. Then, because I saw on Goodreads that she was reading Palmerino, I took my review copy (which has been languishing on my shelf since BEA) down and began it. Finally, I have about 50 pages left of Philipp Meyer’s The Son, which she went as far as to call a potential American classic. I don’t think I liked these books as much as she did, but I’m happy to finally have gotten to them, especially The Son, which is a Tournament of Books contender.
Up next I’ll either start The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri, another 2013 book that I missed (and also in the running at the TOB) or Winter’s Tale, which is coming to theaters on Valentine’s Day and will knock a book off both my Chunkster Challenge and TBR Pile Challenge. Soon, too, I’m going to read The Rosie Project for Words for Worms Fellowship of the Worms book club on February 11th. It’s cold outside, but at least I have my books to keep my company!
What are you reading this week??