Picked up my reading pace a bit in the past two weeks. Finished up What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. I enjoyed it, though wasn’t blown away by any means. It was interesting to hear Murakami’s narative voice outside his novels, and it was a motivating read for my current running endeavors.
I took a good chunk out of Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, and I am really enjoying it. It was slow going at first and I wasnt really feeling it, but it’s hooked me in and I hope to finish it this weekend.
Howard Zinn’s A People’s History is a real eye opener. I am enthralled by his inclusion of all the marginalized peoples in the US’s relatively short history. I am trying not to get swept away by it and have to remind myself of his very clear bias and what his message is leading to, but I am glad I am being exposed to these parts of American history within the the shaping of this country.
My Current Reads:
- A People’s History of the United States : Howard Zinn
- Dead Letters : Caite Dolan-Leach (hard cover)
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running : Haruki Murakami (audiobook)
- The Buried Giant : Kazuo Ishiguro (audiobook)
- Shadow of the Wind : Carlos Ruiz Zafon (audiobook)
- Out of Africa & Shadows on the Grass : Isak Dinesen (audiobook)
- Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage : Haruki Murakami (hardcover)
- The World According to Garp : John Irving (audiobook)
- Anna Karenina : Leo Tolstoy (audiobook)
- The Stone of Farewell : Tad Williams (audiobook)
- A Storm of Swords : George R. R. Martin (audiobook)
- Five Quarters of the Orange : Joanne Harris (ebook)
What are you reading?
46/52 – 52 Book Challenge
2/12 – Back to the Classics
4/16 – Dystopia Reading Challenge
5/12 – Flights of Fantasy
2/5 – European Reading Challenge
63/1001 – 1001 Books to Read