The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing. Despite having started three other books, I went over the road to my friend’s house and discovered that they a) had made a homebrew which was very nice and b) had an extensive collection of books including every novel by Doris Lessing. Even though I didn’t exactly love Memoirs of a Survivor I was quite blown away by seeing all these books and just had to borrow one. My friend gave me The Fifth Child and said it was her favourite.
I’m currently being a bit of an idiot and reading two books at once. I hate doing it because I don’t give my full attention to either book and then I end up reading slower than usual, and not enjoying the books as much as I otherwise would. Also I think it reminds me of reading for uni. The two I’m reading are A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Beauty Story by Luke Jennings. The first is really good but quite hard to read at points; the second is okay but I don’t think I know what’s going on yet, and I just read the worst sex scene in a book ever.
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs, The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy and The Medici Secret by Michael White.
- Tell me what you’ve read/are reading/are going to read!
- How do you feel about reading more than one book at once?
- Do you cringe at sex scenes in books sometimes? I don’t usually, unless it’s completely out of place, but this one was simply awful.