I go in fits and spurts with reading. Admittedly, I don't always have the time or the patience to sit down and focus on a book. Over the last few weeks, though, I've been on a decent roll. (It helped a lot that I hosted last month's book club meeting - accountability works wonders! =) ) Now I am hoping to keep the reading momentum going as long as possible.
here, for book club in July, we read In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume.
On the note of Judy Blume, I had previously mentioned that I wanted to reread some of the books I had first read in my youth. Most notably, I wanted to reread Tiger Eyes. Mission accomplished last week.
Moving on to a different genre. Ana recently wrote about her progress in working through the 100 Books To Read In A Lifetime list. One of the books on the list is The Diary of Anne Frank. After visiting Yad Vashem in Jerusalem last year, I was inspired to read it, but hadn't gotten around to getting a copy. Seeing the name on the list finally spurned me to action a few days ago.
Anne's recounts also make me think of Amsterdam. I've only been there once, and unfortunately, I did not make it to the Anne Frank House. I definitely want to see it the next time I'm there.
On a similar note, my next read will be Night by Elie Wiesel, which is an autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in Auschwitz and Buchenwald.
Wiesel's recent passing. I am also drawing further inspiration from my visit to Yad Vashem. The book is fairly short in length, but I know the story is devastatingly heartbreaking in magnitude. I am bracing myself as best as I can.
Finally - and on a much lighter note - I recently received a copy of Bruce Poon Tip's book, Looptail.
Now it's your turn to share. What are you reading these days? Any and all recommendations are always welcome!
I am inaugurally linking up with Stephanie and Jana for Show Us Your Books.