reading list

What I’m Reading

stack of books on the table

In the car: The Christmas Carol, narrated by Tim Curry. Because Charles Dickens + Tim Curry = Perfection. (On a total non-Christmas note, check out Tim Curry reading Anne Rice’s Cry to Heaven. I listened to it twice in a row just so I could keep hearing his voice!)

On the metro: Of Human Bondage.  I’m not quite sure what I think of it yet. It reads well enough, but I find the protagonist, Philip, selfish and frustrating. I suppose that is the point, though, as it is a coming-of-age novel. Regardless, I like it well enough that I’m curious to see what will happen next.

At home: Never Let Me Go. I read this years ago, and decided to re-read it in light of Ishiguro’s well-deserved Nobel prize win. Although The Remains of the Day will always remain my favorite Ishiguro novel (and one of my top five, actually), Never Let Me Go is as equally heartbreaking and worth a read (or two).