August 2014

This has been a weird and stressful summer, both personally and in terms of the various cataclysms in the world. I read, but with less focus and pleasure than normal. I wonder if there are others out there who had the same experience over the past long, unhappy months. The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig This aching and lovely memoir of a lost world by a man who went on to kill himself seems tragically appropriate to the times.

Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald This distracted me for a bit

Consequences by Penelope Lively Lovely novel.

Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively Harder for me to focus on.

My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff I just whipped through this. The most fun reading all summer.

Lucky Us by Amy Bloom Marvelous.