He Reads v. She Reads
Back again with a look at books my husband likes to read compared to what I gravitate towards. Like I’ve said before, our likes do not really overlap all that much. But we occasionally will like the same book, like Station Eleven. After I read that last year, I knew Seth would like it, so he read it a few months back and loved it. If you haven’t read it yet, definitely check it out; it is an amazing story!
Right now, my husband is reading In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson. He has read several Erik Larson books. In the Garden of Beasts is a personal look at the beginning stages of Nazi Germany in the 1930s from an American diplomat family’s perspective. He is slowly making his way through it; he says it is very methodically paced. He is interested in seeing how it all culminates. According to Seth, this one does not have the same excitement as Dead Wake. But he will keep reading it.
I have been (slowly) making my way through The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. I like to read classics each year, and I have never read any by Wharton. I am really enjoying it, but I have been putting it on the back burner to finish library books and a couple of other books that are slightly more page-turning. The House of Mirth, published in 1905, is about Lily Bart, a beautiful single twenty-nine year old, who needs to find a husband to keep her standing in society, yet all of her suitors keep finding other women. This is Wharton's satirical look at New York society right after the turn of the century. I am about a third of the way through, and am interested to see how it all unfolds.
Let me know what books you think we might both enjoy. Maybe we could do a couples read!