This Week In Books – 29 March 2017

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This meme was set up by Lipsyy Lost and Found.

Here is what I am reading now, then and next!

Now…

I’ve nearly finished The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri, which I previewed in my teaser post yesterday. It is a fantastic book but definitely not light reading – in fact parts of it are really quite devastating. Here is the blurb…

From Subhash’s earliest memories, at every point, his brother was there. In the suburban streets of Calcutta where they wandered before dusk and in the hyacinth-strewn ponds where they played for hours on end, Udayan was always in his older brother’s sight. So close in age, they were inseparable in childhood and yet, as the years pass – as U.S tanks roll into Vietnam and riots sweep across India – their brotherly bond can do nothing to forestall the tragedy that will upend their lives. Udayan – charismatic and impulsive – finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement, a rebellion waged to eradicate inequity and poverty. He will give everything, risk all, for what he believes, and in doing so will transform the futures of those dearest to him.

Then…

I finished last week’s read, The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield, which I really enjoyed. I also read We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan, which I also enjoyed … but with some reservations. I’m going to write reviews later today and get these posted over the coming days. 

Next…

I’ve signed myself up for several blog tours in April, which means I need to get on with reading several books in preparation!

What are you reading now, then and next?

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