Well, I finally managed to read more than two or three books this month. Along the way, I finished my Classics Club Spin book in record time, and also managed to read two 2019 releases that are sure to be some of my favorites of the year.
You’ll hear more about one of these, Shadowplay, as soon as I can get a review posted. Of the other, Maybe You Should Talk To Someone, I don’t have much to add beyond the other glowing reviews you may have read — just that I also found it an honest and moving account of a therapist’s life “from both sides of the couch,” as it were. Yes, since the author had to fictionalize her patients’ stories to protect confidentiality, it could perhaps better have been written as fiction … but though this layer of artificiality was sometimes a bit distracting, it didn’t keep me from greatly enjoying the book.
What have you read lately that excites you, whether it’s a longtime classic, a new release, or anything in between?
- The topic of Villains for Witch Week inspired me to revisit Wyrd Sisters and The Time of the Ghost.
Other Books Read
- My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin – Review to come
- The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm
- Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lori Gottleib
- Greenglass House by Kate Milford – Reread
- Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
- Shadowplay by Joseph O’Connor – Review to come
- Where the Mountains Meet the Moon – Grace Lin
Other Features and Events
- To go with Cleo’s readalong of The Art of Loving, I posted some of my favorite quotations about love.
- I asked, What counts as reading?