If you could see my living room right now, you’d see I’m surrounded by piles of books. Sadly, only a fraction of these books I’m trying to read, the rest are books I merely wish I could be reading. Included in this overflowing array is a giant tower of library books stacked next to my couch that’s begging my attention like an ignored young child who silently stares into the eyes of a parent in hopes of grabbing that parent’s attention. So, will all this reading material at arm’s length you think I could resist the urge to grab more stuff from the library? Of course not! Looks like Linda at Silly Little Mischief has the link this week. Here’s what I picked up the other day.
- The Dark Continent: Europe’s Twentieth Century by Mark Mazower – I read Mazower’s Salonica, City of Ghosts; Christians, Muslims and Jews, 1430-1950 back in 2010 I was blown away by the book’s scope and depth. I’m hoping The Dark Continent is also a winner.
- Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos – It feels like not long ago I was reading all kinds of stuff on China and India and then for whatever reason I just stopped. India has established itself a regional power to be reckoned with while China is on the cusp of being the next global superpower. With that in mind, time for me get back in the habit of reading these kind of books.
- The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez – I’m about 75 pages into this novel and I’m enjoying the heck out of it.