Currently Reading

I’m really loving Don Winslow’s The Cartel. It’s the first novel I read of his and I have to go back to the library and get some more of his novels. I have about 100 pages left to devour (It’s a little over 600 pages long) but unless there is some M. Night Shyamalanesque plot twist at the end, this will be one of my favorite books I’ve read during the summer.

Speaking of summer reads, (BTW I’m on Goodreads if you want to get my full reading list or add me to yours) my OMG books that I read were,

Shadow of the Wind (but I’ve already discussed that)

Chess Story (short but awesome psychological tale)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Loved the first 2/3rds of the story but then I felt it kind of petered out)

We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Everytime I read a Shirley Jackson novel I say to myself, “Damn, I need to read more of her work.” and then forget to until fall rolls around and I remind myself to reread The Haunting of Hill House. Which reminds me, I should reread The Haunting of Hill House)

What were your favorite reads from the summer?


  1. I always hesitate to recommend books…I never know what I should say about them…and what if someone hates it? What if they then hate me? What if they never speak to me again? Oh wait…more reading time…

    Anyway, I read and loved The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. It’s by Natasha Pulley…her first novel.

      1. Heh.

        And have you tried any of K.J. Parker’s books? They are sort of fantasy, as they are set in a world other than ours, but sort of read like they almost might have been in our world in medieval times…lots of battles, lots of grit. I’d recommend trying The Company, if you think it sounds like anything you’d like.

        I’ll warn you that Watchmaker jumps about in time a bit. That sort of thing seems to upset some readers.

      2. I don’t mind nonlinear narratives. The Company sounds interesting. Just added it to GoodReads. Didn’t get great reviews on there but it looks like it’s a book people either love or hate. Merci!

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