What Emily Read Next

WWW Wednesday #3: idea from Should Be Reading

What did you recently finish reading?

I did not finish but temporarily abandoned The London Train by Tessa Hadley. It was just going too slowly for me. Then I read I’m Starved For You by Margaret Atwood, which is a ‘Kindle single’, whatever that’s meant to mean. Then I read The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Oh, and I finally finished Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo. It was not fantastic.

Jeannette Walls, Margaret Atwood, Don DeLillo

What are you reading at the moment?

I am reading all the books: One More Year by Sana Krasikov, The Eaten Heart: Unlikely Tales of Love by Giovanni Boccaccio, Mad Mobs and Englishmen? Myths and realities of the 2011 riots by Steve Reicher and Cliff Stott and Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I have a stack of John Wyndham books on my shelf tempting me, so I might have a go at one of those. I’m thinking Chocky. (I still haven’t read The White Tiger. I don’t know why.)

8 thoughts on “What Emily Read Next

  1. I recently finished reading “The Crying Tree” by Nakeem Rakha which was ok I suppose; nowhere near as amazing as some of the people who recommended it to me said it was. Before that, I read “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green and that was one of the best books I have ever had the pleasure of reading – I do not say this lightly.

    Right now, I am reading “The Personal History of Rachel DuPree” by Ann Weisgarber and I am intrigued so far.

    As for what’s next; my Kindle is full of books I haven’t yet read. The Game of Thrones books are on there but they are SO long and having read 1Q84 last month, I think I’ll need to wait a little longer before delving in. The Glass Castle is on my list :)

  2. What did you think of the Glass Castle? That one was a really powerful book for me. And I forgot that Never Let Me Go had been on a to-read list forever, I need to find that one! Invitation to a Beheading by Nabokov is the only unread book I currently own, so unless I go book shopping (and let’s not deny how likely that is), that’ll be next.

    • It was very emotional. I read it because I heard it was being made into a film so I wanted to get in there first and read the book.

      • Huh, I don’t know how I feel about that being film-i-fied. It’s such a good book, but it will have to be a really talented director/set of actors to pull it off.

      • I completely agree, it will be hard to convey the same sort of detached emotion as in the book – if that makes sense? It would be so easy for a film to be overly sentimental and mushy, or to portray her parents as complete evil twisted monsters. Whereas the book managed not to do either of those things. I heard it was Jennifer Lawrence (the Hunger Games actress) in the main role.

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