Friday, October 13, 2017

Weekend reads and fall is here...

After being a weird, steamy 80 for a few days earlier this week, it's not Uber Autumn out: sunny but brisk, clear and fragrant. I love this weather, which is a bummer, because I'm juggling two good reads and on deck for a few more!

I forget how Marissa A. Ross's Wine. All the Time.: The Casual Guide to Confident Drinking crossed my radar, but I immediately requested it from the library and it is so good we're going to buy a copy to keep. Ross is funny and approachable and her whole attitude about wine is so normal and refreshing. It's like having your cool but not snobby friend teach you about wine.

I'm also reading Matt Ruff's Lovecraft Country, which is this month's pick for my book club. It's a great read and one that I'm so conflicted about. Set in the 1950s, it's a series of interconnected stories of an African-American family who gets embroiled with a white family obsessed with secret societies and arcane secrets. Ruff is unabashed in detailing the real horror of daily life for people of African descent in the 50s, which I appreciate, but at times it verges on being ... I don't know, too on the nose? Too woke? I'm looking forward to book club discussion, needless to say, and hopefully that'll help me wrestle with my feelings.

What are you reading this weekend? Any exciting weekend plans?

1 comment :

  1. Lovecraft Country sounds like it's great for a book club discussion.

    Wine all the Time sounds perfect for people learning about wine - I might look into a copy for my mom.