There have been some quite good ones, some so-so ones, and some DNFs, but nothing outstanding.
And yet, I am surrounded by books but none of them really jump out at me at the moment. (What a great problem to have!…) It’s that classic case of “Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink” scenario.
So – I’m moping around, picking up titles, trying them and hoping that this one will be “the one” to break the drought.
I really don’t think it’s the fault of the books/authors – it’s just a phase I’m going through.
Here is what has been picked up and put down unfinished in the recent past:
- In Cold Blood – Truman Capote (read 75% and then kept putting it down and not picking it up to read – always a problem in a serious reader)
- London Under – Peter Ackroyd – I was so excited to find this title as it’s all I like to read about: Victorian, little known details (in this case, the history of sewers, tunnels and the Tube), and yet I couldn’t get into his style of writing. I am trying to pinpoint what it was that didn’t click with me, but it’s hard to get right now. It might have been a bit “Dick and Jane go to town” writing style for me.
- Some nondescript fiction…
I think I am searching for something meaty, something with some heft on the classic side of things. I am also ready for something different from Victorian women and the inter-war village shenanigans of England…
I pulled a pile of interesting non-fiction from my TBR pile last night, and will go through them to see what catches my fancy… It’s a wide selection of topics: Africa, medical viruses, immigration in the US (both illegal and legal), following a rubber duck as it floats around the world on the sea’s currents…
Oooh. The anticipation is killing me. I’ll let you know my final choice. 🙂