This Week in Books is a weekly round-up hosted by Lipsyy Lost and Found. In this post I look back on a book I've finished, highlight one I am currently reading, and one I will read in the near future. What are you reading these days?
THEN: I finished Arabia: A Journey Through the Heart of the Middle East by Levison Wood. It was my third book by the author, and though I thought it was well written, I also felt it didn't paint a full picture. Maybe that isn't quite possible for an outsider like Wood, traveling in these countries, but I felt something was missing that I found to be present in his books Walking the Nile and Walking the Himalayas.
NOW: I'm currently reading Mystic River by Dennis Lehane. I know I'm late to the party with this one (somber party tough it undoubtedly is) but the book is really engaging and makes me want to see the film as well!
NEXT: I might read My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing next. I've heard a lot about this book and most of it good, so I am curious to give it a try. I'm also tempted to read Run Away by Harlan Coben. I've found his books to be a little formulaic in the past, but this one is getting such good reviews, so I might be swayed.