One on The Way In, One On The Way Out & One On The Side (2)

In Up She Rises, Rachel has this to say about her best friend Sheila:

“Sheila has been leaving behind a trail of broken hearts since seventh grade. She always has several men on rotation. It’s her rule of three: one on the way in, one on the way out and one on the side. I have the same rule. For books.”  

Here’s my latest book rotation:

One on the Way In: My Kindle is bursting with books. I much prefer reading physical books, but it’s time to dip into my digital store. Choices include:

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The Miniaturist

I was going to ask you to vote, but having just finished a door-stopper, I’ve decided to go for the shortest of the three: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri it is.

One on The Way Out: Fifty pages into All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, I started to worry it would end too quickly. For a francophile like me there was much to love about the Parisian and Malouin settings. Marie-Laure was a compelling character and her various relationships (with her father, uncle, Madame and Werner) were engaging. I also loved Werner who tried to do the right thing. But I was wrong in thinking the book would end too quickly. For all I enjoyed it, it didn’t need to be 544 pages long.

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One on the Side: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. I adore Patchett’s writing. This would be the one on the way in, but I don’t have it. I’ve placed a reservation at the library but so have a few other like minded people. I’m sure it will be worth the wait.

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What are you reading?

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13 thoughts on “One on The Way In, One On The Way Out & One On The Side (2)

  1. I’m still in an arctic phase, so I just finished “Riddle of the Ice” about a sailor who goes from Baltimore to Greenland and discusses the role of ice in the global climate system in a really engaging way. Then it’s “Give Me Back my Father’s Body” about a boy who is the sole survivor of a group of Inuits that Robert Peary took to NY to display at the American Natural History Museum. Also “Lab Girl.”

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  2. Holy coincidence I’m reading Give Me My Father’s Body for the second time having read it maybe a decade ago- it’s an unbelievable story- or heartbreakingly believable
    I agree about Arctic northern books and also I like indigenous writers like Joseph Boyden
    Thanks for the recommends

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