Checked Out: Week 10

PIC8This week my wife brought me home an amazing book that jumped directly into my “currently reading” list. It’s U2 By U2, and it was written by Neil McCormick, in interviews with the band itself. In fact, the most amazing thing about the book (and I’ve read tons of books about the band, its roots, and its members) is that it really does read as an in-depth look inside the thoughts and memories of each individual member, and it’s interspersed with pictures from throughout the life of the band too!

So, that book has become my reading material for home. It’s way too big to bring along with me, but also it’s more personal so I’m keeping it close. What else have I Checked Out, you ask? Well, here is the full list…

  1. U2 By U2, by Neil McCormick with U2
  2. The Last Trade, by James Conway
  3. Saving Fish From Drowning, by Amy Tan
  4. Discretion, by Allison Leotta
  5. Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison

An interesting tidbit about Invisible Man: I read it twice in college, for two separate classes, and somehow I’ve blocked it out. But this week when I was at the library I saw that there is a discussion group in April about the Black man and his place in the culture of America. The book, I do recall, has a lot to say about just this topic, and I’m interested to get immersed in it again for this discussion that promises to be interesting.

I’ve been having a difficult time getting my hands on a copy of my own book club’s book, The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt, and I’m thinking I might have to go to Barnes & Noble to take advantage of their one hour a day free reading on my Nook. Only a little over a week to go, so I think I’ll look into that.

The Last Trade is a welcome surprise, as I’ve been reading it at a pretty quick clip the past few days. If you’re in the mood for a good espionage thriller about the stock market but about so much more, check it out. You won’t be disappointed. And while you’re at it, if you like fiction about the stock market, I highly recommend Bond Girl, by Erin Duffy.

Sam

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