It’s Monday, February 9th. What Are You Reading?

What Are You Reading
It can be a little frustrating how publication dates (of books I like) come in waves. On one hand, I always appreciate a good book, on the other, it would be nice if I could space the reading out a little more. Last week The Marauders – amazing – came out. And this week the lovely The Glittering World will be released, as well as Get in Trouble by Kelly Link (an uneven, though mostly solid story collection).

I’m also finishing up Mosquitoland and I’m about a quarter way through the brilliant (well, so far) Bastard Out of Carolina. I can’t believe I put off reading that for so long.

What are you reading?

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  • Silver’s Reviews

    I like them all. Mosquitoland looks quite interesting.

    ENJOY your reading week.

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  • Katie McDermott

    Ooh, some good sounding books to add to my always-growing-never-ending list! I’m currently about half way through “The Bone Clocks,” and am really enjoying it so far! – hoping to finish by tomorrow!

    • Rory O’Connor

      I have The Bone Clocks sitting in my TBR stack, I’m glad to hear you are enjoying it, I’ve seen mixed opinions so far!

  • Andi

    I hope you love Bastard Out of Carolina as much as I did!

    • Rory O’Connor

      I am so far!

  • Sarah (Sarah’s Book Shelves)

    This is the second glowing mention of heard of The Marauders…will have to add it to my TBR now! And I’ve also heard good things about Bastard Out of Carolina. And, I also feel like this month is especially chock full of exciting releases!

    • Rory O’Connor

      I don’t read a lot of fiction out of the New Orleans region, so this was brilliant for me. I loved it.

  • Words for Worms

    Bastard out of Carolina is soooo good and soooo heartbreaking! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

    • Rory O’Connor

      So fair I’m loving it, though that sounds weird, given I just read through the first instance where her step-daddy molests her (while her mother is in labor). Horrifying.

  • Meg

    My copy of Get in Trouble finally arrived after a snow storm delay. But I agree, everything came out all at once, and I’m working my way to it slowly. I’m excited to get to it eventually!

    • Rory O’Connor

      I think it’s *mostly* good, but a few stories didn’t work for me.

      • Meg

        That’s how I feel about all the other short story collections by her that I’ve read, but the ones I loved always made it worth it. Magic For Beginners is probably my favorite of hers.

        Thank you for today’s review! I’m super excited now that I have a preview of all the good ones.

  • Laura Frey

    Ooo I want to read Bastard Our of Carolina. Been on the TBR for a while.

    I’m reading a Champlain bio (bleh) and a trashy romance right now. Listening to Bring Up The Bodies which is phenomenal. Still waiting for my first really great read of 2015!

    • Rory O’Connor

      Mine too! I’ve owned it for years, so I feel kind of proud for finally picking it up. Totally worth the wait.

      And me too, I haven’t read anything that’s blown my mind.

  • Leah @ Books Speak Volumes

    I don’t know anything about Get in Trouble or Mosquitoland, but I’m digging the covers!

    • Rory O’Connor

      Get in Trouble is brilliant in spots, but overall not my favorite. It’s worth reading just for the story Summer People though.

      And Mosquitoland is YA, but thematically interesting for me. 🙂

  • ebookclassics

    What are the characters like in Mosquitoland?

    • Rory O’Connor

      Mim, the main character, reminds me a lot of the teenagers in John Green books. A little too smart and too well spoken for the average teenager, but quippy and funny enough.

  • Lindsay @ Lindsay’s Library

    I just read the synopsis for The Marauders and I’m definitely intrigued. It has now been added to my ever-growing TBR list! I’m reading I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes. It’s pretty long at just over 600 pages, but I’m totally hooked!

    • Rory O’Connor

      I am glad you are enjoying it, at over 600 pages, that is practically a long term commitment. 🙂

      And The Marauders is definitely worth checking out.

  • Bonnie

    Bastard out of Carolina has been on my TBR for ages. Glad to hear you’re enjoying it. I just put one of the Kelly Link’s older books on hold, Magic for Beginners. Haven’t read anything of hers before and wanted to go older before newer.

    • Rory O’Connor

      I think you’ll like it, it has that gritty southern feel.

  • AnnabelSmith

    I’m reading Russell Hoban’s Riddley Walker. It’s phenomenal and incredibly hard slow work. I’ve never heard of any of the ones you’re reading. If they are US titles though, they often come out later in Aus.

    • Rory O’Connor

      The first two are new, but Bastard Out of Carolina has been out for quite a while. I think, of all the ones listed, that you would enjoy that the most.

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