What I’m Reading This Week: Tears, More Tears, and Murder

January 12, 2017

This week found me in the mood for a real paperback book, so I selected several from the shelf and began losing myself in the creamy, slightly rough pages of an honest to goodness real book.  Here are some of the victims.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Seeing as how the movie has already come and gone for this book, I might be a little late to the Me Before You train, but like anything good, it was worth the wait.  The word disturbing comes to mind when I think about this book, but it’s more that it makes you question some very core beliefs.  If you’re looking to have your world turned upside down, I highly recommend this one.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Wow.  Holy wow.  As a writer, I flew through this story in a couple of days.  Zevin attempts a beautiful endeavor in both structure and theme by relating one’s life to short stories.  Told through the adventures of a bookshop owner on a small New England island (yes, bookshop owners have adventures), you come to realize what it is that others see in the lives around them.  Do not miss this book.  (And bring tissues!)

Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James

If I was late to the Me Before You train, I’ve missed this one entirely.  I bought this paperback a few years ago, as I knew a P.D. James was always worth a read, and I was saving it for a reading funk.  After the major enjoyment of Moyes and Zevin, I knew I couldn’t let the running streak fall off, so I pulled this one from the shelves.  Any Jane Austen fan must read this, should read this, desire to read this.  Murder and Regency and Austen all in one.  Oh, and the ever talented P.D. James.  Go grab a copy, a cup of tea, and a fuzzy blanket.  You’re going to be a while.

Your turn – what are you reading this week?

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