Weekend Reading

January 20, 2017 by Melissa | 0 Comments

There is nothing better than curling up with a good book.  And, with rainy weather upon us, I think there is no time like the present.  Over the past month, I have been fortunate to have some time for my favorite hobby.  Here are the books that are currently on my nightstand.


In case it is not immediately apparent, I have somewhat eclectic reading taste. I have finished “I Am Pilgrim” and “Hillbilly Elegy” and I enjoyed both for completely different reaons (reviews here and here).  “I Am Pilgrim” is a suspenseful thriller that follows an American secret agent as he tracks jihadi terrorist.  “Hillbilly Elegy,” on the other hand, is a non-fiction memoir of J.D. Vance, a self-proclaimed “hillbilly” who grew up in Middleton, Ohio.  Mr. Vance provides a captivating view of what it was like to grow up as a member of America’s white underclass.

I started “The Swans of Fifth Avenue” on a long flight last weekend and it definitely sucked me in.   It is a non-fiction look at Truman Capote and his relationship with a glamorous group of women (or his swans) in post-WWII New York (review here).   I haven’t had a chance to start on the other three yet, but I can’t wait to crack them open.

How about you? What are you reading?  Are there any recommendations out there?

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