Hello from book tour!
One of the best parts of book tour is the long flights. Not because of the airplane coffee or those little cookies in wrappers. No. It’s having five or six uninterrupted hours to read.
As I zigzagged back and forth across the country this week, I read:
— Imbolo Mbue’s Behold the Dreamers, about a family from Cameroon seeking a new life in New York right before the financial crisis, with all the ups and downs that entails. The dialect and the details of immigrant life were fascinating, and the way the story played out in the end was not at all what I had expected;
— Kristan Higgins’s Now That You Mention It. This was my book tour treat to myself. You can never go wrong with a Kristan Higgins novel, and her latest, set on a small island off the coast of Maine, about a doctor returning home to the town she’d fled long ago, was no exception;
— Tana French’s In the Woods. My original copy of this book was purchased from a book vending machine (best idea ever) at Heathrow an insanely long time ago, but I’d loaned it out and never got it back so…. I did wish I didn’t know who dunnit, but the writing and character development was just as beautifully done a second time around.
And now I’m in a book drought! What should I read next? All suggestions welcome….
What have you been reading this week?