by | Jul 17, 2019 | Bedside Table | 0 comments

Currently reading (listening to): Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I picked this one up because I saw it on a Bookbub list of favourite audio books. It’s a retelling of Cinderella with the title character a cyborg mechanic. I’ve only just started, so not much to say yet.

Last book finished: The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I really enjoyed this book, which I was reminded of from the same list above. The movie starred Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain, and Octavia Spencer, who won an Oscar. It’s about a young journalist who throws a Mississippi community into turmoil when she starts interviewing maids about working for white families. What was interesting to me was that, coincidentally, the previous book I’d finished was Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train, and both of them used the same narrative format — chapters devoted to the perspective of three different female main characters.

On the pile: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert. I’ve spoken a couple of times about how much I enjoy Gilbert’s books. This is her latest novel, which came out in June, and I’m looking forward to it. From the Amazon description: “It’s 1940 and good-time gal Vivian Morris has just been expelled from Vassar, but she doesn’t much mind. Her parents, on the other hand, are less than thrilled, so they dispatch their dawdling daughter to New York to live with her aunt Peg—the charismatic proprietor of a past-its-prime theater that is home to a quirky, cobbled-together family of thespians and showgirls (whom you will genuinely miss when the last page is turned).”

How about you? Currently reading? Last one read? On the pile? Drop me a note and let me know.

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