A year ago when I moved to D.C., I imagined something very different than what I got. Although it’s been a rocky year, the experience affirmed what I want to do (yea PhD program!), gave me topics for reflection, and let me have opportunities I didn’t dream of — such as getting published in The Washington Post.
But, on to the books!
After reading someone’s review of Murder on the Quai (who was that? I can’t remember and want to give you credit!), I decided I needed a new murder mystery series in my life.
Finishing Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad series was difficult. She does such a great job of unfolding each story and scene setting that you can build her storyverse around you. So, I bought the first book in the Amiée Leduc murder series, Murder in the Marais.
My dad, the sweetheart he is, also surprised me with a book this week.
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld is a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. My aunt bought me my first copy of Pride and Prejudice back in elementary or middle school. I quickly devoured the book and fell in love with Elizabeth Bennet. Ever since then I’ve consumed almost anything relating to the story, from sequels to movies and a time-traveling TV miniseries. I can’t wait to see how Sittenfeld recreates one of my favorite stories in contemporary time.
Week in Books
SO CLOSE to finishing MWF Seeking BFF.
I also started an audiobook this week. Although I’ve not finished The House on Seventh Street, come back later today for a part-way through review in honor of the audiobook release.
It was a busy week here on Sitting in the Stacks with six posts!!
- Landmark Books — Bookstores of the World
- 10 Books to Make You Laugh — Top 10 Tuesday
- Weekend Stacks — introduction to the weekly newsletter
- Book Bloggers I Follow — Friday Findings
- Book Soundtrack — Hype or Like
- Knowing Religion, Understanding Society — Musing
What was your reading week like?