Connie’s Winter Reading List. What Are You Reading?

reading listOur snowy winter here in Indiana is slowing me down and providing an opportunity to make a dent in the pile of titles stacked on my nightstand.  

  • Canada by Richard Ford.  Besides the author’s credentials (he won a Pulitzer for his novel Independence Day), the first sentence has me hooked:  “First, I’ll tell about the robbery our parents committed.”  I really need to know who this narrator is. (Finished the book. Read Connie’s Review)
  • Lookaway, Lookaway by Wilton Barnhardt.  The inside cover tells me it’s set in high-society Charlotte, North Carolina and the back cover blurbs are peppered with words like “witty,” “savage,” “bighearted,” and “ferocious.”  I can’t resist that combination.
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.  This one weighs in at almost 800 pages but it’s received stunning reviews across the board…except in the New York Review of Books where it was panned.  I need to weigh in on this one.
  • Superman: The Unauthorized Biography by Glen Weldon.  What better window into American history than the Man of Steel, who, from his genesis in 1938, has never aged and yet adapts to become whatever each successive decade needs him to be?
  • Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayers.  Written in 1930 and starring the aristocratic detective, Lord Peter Wimsey, this one is perfect for a cold January evening.

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