It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. Book Journey has passed the hosting torch on to Book Date so I encourage followers to check out the site. So here’s what’s up this week!
White Leopard is an English translation of a French hard boiled detective novel. This is one of the most absorbing books of the genre that I’ve read this year. I am about half way through and I find the storytelling sparse yet perfectly paced. Unless things go terribly wrong, this is a winner. Not released until November, get on the reserve list at your library or pre-order. It’s a good one and I thank the publisher for the copy.
Gearing up for Halloween, I’m reading about real witches in Stacy Schiff’s The Witches: Salem, 1692 and I must admit this is a bit scary. Real life hair standing up on the back of your neck creepy. I bought a signed first edition as my own trick-or- treat and now may be too damned scared to read it! This book has some great illustrations of early pamphlets and texts and is seemingly well researched.
Pat Conroy is one of my favorite writers of all time and his Birthday Bash is this weekend in Beaufort, South Carolina. Oh, how I would loooove to be there. But I will just have to read one of his books instead. I have all of them so this will be a tough choice. Do you have a favorite Pat Conroy book?
What are you reading this week?