• Molly Gould posted an update in the tribe Tribe logo of Whatcha Readin'?Whatcha Readin'? 2 months, 1 week ago

    I read and enjoyed Tom Perrotta’s new book, Mrs. Fletcher, this summer. He also wrote Election, The Leftovers and Little Children. If you like dark, funny and contemporary, he’s good. I also just finished Still Life with Tornado, by A.s. King. I read a lot of YA, mostly because I love it, but also for my job.

    @dianarivers, I love The Namesake… so good! And I’ve pretty much loved every book by Nick Hornby that I’ve read, including How to be Good, but it’s been awhile since I read that one!

    • Hi Molly! Wow, cool about our favorites. The Namesake amazes me each time I read it. I am sorry they made it into a movie though. I love Hornby too, though I found his latest books rather unreadable. 🙁 I think I read Little Children a long time ago and didn’t love it, but maybe I will give Perrotta another chance! How was Still Life with Tornado? I like YA too! What to Say Next is YA, and it is a priority among my 40 or so books b/c it is due back at the library!

      • I didn’t even know that The Namesake had been adapted! I don’t remember it being particularly cinematic…

        I think if you weren’t fond of Little Children, you might want to stay away from Mrs. Fletcher, but who knows. I think Perrotta’s work hangs together thematically and in tone.

        I keep seeing What to Say Next; let us know if you like it. Still Life was good, and a quick read, a little heavy with a domestic abuse story line. It made me want to read more of King’s books.

        • Wow, the blurb about Still Life with Tornado makes it sound fascinating! Yes, I will report on What to Say Next. I’m also reading A Gentleman in Moscow. Great so far. Contagious, which is my pick for this class’s book review, is awesome too!