The heat has broken here in Virginia (meaning it’s 85 degrees instead of 105 degrees), so I’m back to sitting on my porch drinking lemonade and reading books. It’s not terrible. Let’s get to it!
Inbox (Books Acquired)
Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy— I’ve been wanting to read this Man Booker long-listed book for awhile, so when it showed up in the new paperback edition it went right to the top of Mount TBR.
Outbox (Books Finished)
We Show What We Have Learned: And Other Stories by Claire Beams (Oct. 25th, Lookout Books)— A collection of quiet and unnerving stories where everything is just slightly off-kilter, where the world feels just a little wrong. A teenaged boy becomes infatuated with an older woman at the fraudulent health spa run by his mother; a WWII-era bride grows frantic when her groom insists she make her wedding dress out of the parachute that saved his life. These stories are angry and odd, and I loved them.
In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)
Code Talker by Chester Nez— This is the only memoir written by a Navajo World War II Code-talker (the Marines who transmitted secret information using codes based on their Native languages). Just started this one on audio!
That’s it for me. How was your week in reading?