it’s monday! what are you reading?

It’s Monday, what are you reading?—a weekly blog meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

This last week I started two new books:

About This Life by Barry Lopez for my KC Public Library book group, Stranger than Fiction. I’m only through the first chapter and have to read at least one chapter per day in order to finish by our meeting date. Not a problem! The book is a collection of autobiographical travel essays and so far I find the writing to be elegant and nostalgic without being saccharine. Looking forward to getting into the meat of the travel stuff!

Still working through the audiobook version of Big Brother by Lionel Shriver this week. Like I’ve said before, it’s tough for me to work audiobook listening into my daily life (I don’t spend much time in the car, can’t concentrate on it while I’m at work, etc.), but I have enjoyed listening while I do yoga at home.

Lastly I started A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison this past week as well. It’s a debut novel about human trafficking set in Bombay, India. This story focuses on two sisters who find themselves abducted into a sex and human slave trade world after a tsunami devastates their hometown and leaves them orphans. It’s not the most poetic writing, but the novel has a powerful message. There is also a concurrent storyline about an American lawyer who travels to Bombay to do pro bono work in a firm dedicated to ending human trafficking… and I’m not so much interested in this storyline as I am in the sisters.

What are you reading this week?

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