To join this weekly meme hosted by MizB, just answer these three questions:
WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
I love books written from alternating points of view, and I admire authors who are able to pull off this technique in a believable way. “Hidden” by Catherine McKenzie fits this description well—it’s told through the viewpoints of three people—a husband who is killed in the first chapter, his wife, and another woman who may or may not have been his lover. The story brings up questions of trust, betrayal, how well we really know the ones we love, and whether telling the truth is always the best policy. I think this would be a great book club selection!
WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
I miss Maeve Binchy. “Scarlet Feather” is one of my all-time favorite novels, and I’ve enjoyed many of her other books as well. ”Chestnut Street”, published after her recent death, is actually a collection of short vignettes and character studies—the common link is that each character either lives on Chestnut Street or is somehow connected to a person living in that neighborhood. I’m about half-way through and I’m enjoying each chapter more than the last! So far none of the characters have met each other, but I won’t be surprised if that happens eventually. If you’ve been a fan of Binchy in the past, pick this one up!
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
As usual, I have no idea! I have a big stack of library books, plus I’ve bought a lot of used books recently. I’ll just have to see what I’m in the mood to dig into when the time comes.
How about you? Have you read either of these? What are you reading these days? Please share!