I’m writing today to inform you, apropos of nothing, that we have only 120 days left until Donna Tartt’s new book, The Goldfinch, is out.
And here’s what I’ve been up to, reading wise.
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud: Angry and excellent.
Joyland by Stephen King: I’m in love with the woman on the cover.
Hyperion by Dan Simmons: Weird, weird, weird science fiction. The Shrike is a great name for an evil god.
The Dinner by Herman Koch: Loved the bits about how obnoxious the snootiness of fancy restaurants can be. A funny, nasty book.
The Empress of Blandings books by PG Wodehouse: I love pigs. I don’t know why. I love Wodehouse as well.
The Rosie Project by Simsion Graeme: won’t say too much yet. It’s going to be big.