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The questions are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
1. What I’m reading at the moment
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The circus arrives without warning. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called “Le Cirque des Reves,” and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway–a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love – a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per-formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.
2. The last book I read
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Read my full review here. This is a haunting tale told by a mesmeric voice. Never Let Me Go is a thought-provoking rather than an enjoyable read which it would be better to come to knowing nothing about.
Click on the cover image to go to the Goodreads page and the blurb. But I encourage you to read this knowing as little background as possible.
3. What I’ll read next
I’m going to forget about my library order of Disclaimer by Renée Knight. It may turn up someday. In the meantime…
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Well, in theory I’m reading this next. It’s supposed to come into the library this week. Fingers crossed! And thank you to Anita (a fellow writer, reader and baker, check out her blog) for recommending this book as a light summery read. It ticks two boxes for me: it’s non-fiction (haven’t read any for ages) and something light and cheerful to break up a run of dark fantasy/dystopian fiction. I’m looking forward to it!
In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious. Powered by Amy’s charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book full of words to live by.
And if Yes Please doesn’t turn up quickly, I already have Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier from the library as back-ups.
Have you read/are reading any of these? What are you reading? Let me know! 🙂