I’ve really enjoyed reading various bloggers’ responses to this meme (I think it was started by Simon at Stuck in a Book) over the past few weeks so decided to have a go at it myself.
1. The book I’m currently reading:
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. I read The House of Mirth and Summer when I was a teen, but somehow never got to this. It is marvelously written and I am very much enjoying reading about New York in the Gilded Age.
2. The last book I finished:
Faith by Jennifer Haigh. It is a superior piece of contemporary women’s fiction.
3. The next book I want to read:
The Odd Women by George Gissing. I’ve already started this book and I soon want to return to the story of two spinsters and their struggle for survival in Victorian England.
4. The last book I bought:
The Slaves of Solitude by Patrick Hamilton. All of the glowing reviews around the blogosphere persuaded me that I must read this.
5. The last book I was given:
Sadly, I haven’t received any books for gifts in ages! My family prefers to give me gift cards as they are not readers and don’t care to shop for books. I did win The Lake Shore Limited by Sue Miller from Vintage/Anchor books today so I’ll count that as a gift.
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