Monday reading check in

I skipped last week’s check in simply because there really was no update from the week previous. My life has been so busy lately, I wasn’t able to read as much as I did the week previous, but I am taking a staycation this week so I am sure that I will be able to catch up in no time.

What I recently finished

I had heard of the Troubles in Ireland but I never knew the full history. “Say Nothing” is an interesting read about that turbulent time in Northern Ireland and the people involved. There was so much to talk about in book club, from the different players, the families that were impacted, the religious discrimination, the role of America and so much more. I think for the most part everyone in book club thought that this book was well done.

Books I am currently reading

I know, I know, I am still reading this. I put it down for a little bit so I can read some other things, but I am back to it this week, especially since I have the time to get it done.

I am kind of switching between “Middlemarch” and this nonfiction book about the Iraq War. I know, heavy reading. This has been on my bookshelves for too long and it’s about time that I read it.

What I plan to read next

I had never heard about this book until book club but it sounds really interesting. College Joe Talbert goes to a local nursing home to find a subject to interview for an assignment. He meets dying Vietnam veteran Carl Iverson who has been medically paroled to the nursing home after serving thirty years for rape and murder. Talbert tries to reconcile the veteran with the murderer and is determined to unravel the truth behind the conviction. I am sure that this book is going to have many twists and turns. I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

What are you reading this week? Have you read any on this list? Let’s discuss!


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