Mini Update Sticky Post: December 4, 2019

Off my own shelves, I’m still reading Charles Palliser’s The Quincunx and I’ve just finished Linda Hogan’s Solar Storms (which was amazing) and I have just begun my first of Nina Bawden’s novels for adults, A Grain of Truth. (Great title.)

In borrowed-book news, Saeed Jones’ essay collection is engaging and lyrical. And on the advice of a reading friend, I’ve just started Alexandria Marzano-Lesnovich’s The Fact of a Body, which is unsettling and unputdownable.

And, looking ahead, I’m already thinking about my reading in 2020. And, looking back, in CanLit-prizelist season, I read all of the Giller-longlisted titles (of course you already know how much I loved Ian Williams’ Reproductionand in November Naomi of Consumed by Ink and I hosted #MARM Margaret Atwood Reading Month.

So many books to talk about! Including what’s currently in my bookbag, notebook, stacks and reading log.

Also, I’m still reading Mavis Gallant, one story at a time. (Which began anew on October 22nd: In Transit.) There are two full collections after this one: join in, if you wish.

How about you: what are you reading these days, and what are you looking forward to reading soon?

(First time here? Please don’t be shy: there’s no such thing as too much bookchat! Please leave a comment, say hello, talk books!)