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WHAT HAVE YOU RECENTLY FINISHED READING?
Earlier this week I posted about how much I loved Still Life With Breadcrumbs by Anna Quindlen—in fact, I’m pretty sure it’ll end up on my Top 10 list at the end of the year. If you’d like to know why I enjoyed this novel so much, you can find my post here.
Other People We Married is a backlist short story collection by Emma Straub, the author of The Vacationers—one of this summer’s hot reads. I liked The Vacationers a lot, so I was excited to sample her writing in the short story genre, and she didn’t disappoint me! The twelve stories in this book were all very engaging and I enjoyed “meeting” each of the characters. (Bonus surprise–the characters from The Vacationers make appearances in a few of these previously written stories!) Straub does have a habit of ending her stories rather abruptly, but this wasn’t off-putting to me at all—in fact, it caused me to think about the characters and try to figure out for myself what would happen next. I’m really glad that I discovered Emma Straub and I’m anxious to find out what else she has in store for her readers!
WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
I’ve been reading about Liane Moriarty on lots of blogs but I’ve never read any of her books—until now. I finally made it to the top of the library list for The Husband’s Secret and I’ve hardly been able to put it down. It’s a novel about three women whose lives intersect when a long-buried secret is discovered, and the underlying theme is how well we really know the ones we love, and what we’re willing to do to protect them. I’m about two-thirds of the way through this book and I really have no idea how any of this is going to be resolved! I think I’m going to be sorry when I do finally get to the end. (I’m also on the hold list for Moriarty’s latest novel Big Little Lies which was just released last month, and I can’t wait to dig into that one!)
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
As usual, I don’t have a clue! It’ll all depend on what I’m in the mood for, but I’m sure I’ll be able to find something!
How about you? Have you read any of these? What are you reading this week? Please share!