Or, In Which Our Other New Colleague Deborah Makes Her First Appearance.
Daria: Just finished Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Boy and Going Solo by Roald Dahl (Yes, on a Roald Dahl binge!). Now reading One Day It’ll All Make Sense by Common. Can’t believe this came out in 2013, have been meaning to read it since… Starts off a little mushy but I am curious to know more about Common’s adventures.
Renate: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehesi Coates.
Daniele: I’m reading Murakami’s huge trilogy, 1Q84. Putting my patience on trial!
Martijn: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Figured I’d do some “serious” reading while on vacation, but – comme d’habitude – I did not read a single book over there and started when I got back. Promising so far…. Also re-reading the entire Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. Still love it.
Sophie: Still reading The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton, which is like the ultra-marathon of space opera. It’s also very good; I’ve had some white-knuckle-tension and “NOOOOOooooooo!” moments, and it’s been a long time since I’ve read a book that grips me like that. It requires my full attention, though, which I don’t have every day, so – baby steps. I also just finished Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth von Arnim, which was utterly charming and funny and acerbic and apparently written by my spirit great-great-grandmother. And I just finished Blijven ademhalen by Hedi de Vree. I’m not really the self-help/spirituality-type reader, but I really enjoyed this one. It’s a very open, hopeful, personal and brave book. She explains what she’s learned, and doesn’t preach that you must learn the same right now. Good stuff.
There are also ebooks available for The Peacock Emporium, Herzog, I’ll Give You the Sun, Things Fall Apart, Boy, Going Solo, A Cruel Bird Came to the Nest and Looked In, 1Q84 (books 1+2 and book 3), All the Light We Cannot See, Storm Front (and the other Dresden Files books), Caesarion (English-language edition, of course), The Reality Dysfunction, and Elizabeth and Her German Garden.