What I’m Reading

 

Besides the 20-30 partially-read collections and anthologies I’ve got going as a result of my Short Story a Day project, I thought I’d mention the “regular” books I hope to get finished up in the coming week.

Red, White and Blood by Chris Farnsworth — FICTION

Book Three in Farnsworth’s Cade series, about a vampire who throws down on behalf of the POTUS. This is one of the few authors I will drop everything else to read a new release from when one comes out, because they are just a blast to read. This one is no different.

 

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed — MEMOIR

Haven’t decided how I feel about this one yet. The writing is compelling enough, but the subject matter . . . I don’t know. I’m 60 pages in so far. Memoirs are hit and miss, and this one is brutally honest, no doubt about it. If nothing else, I think I need to read a couple memoirs by male authors after this to balance things out.

 

Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge by Mark Yarm — NONFICTION

I’ve been picking my way slowly through this one over quite a while now. I need to just nut up and finish it. It’s very difficult to read, as it deals with a time period of my life that wasn’t that easy, in a town I was living in the middle of while everything the book describes was going on. Doing what so many of these people succeeded at, only failing. It hasn’t been an easy read.

 

Next Up:

Kingdom Under Glass: A Tale of Obsession, Adventure, and One Man’s Quest to Preserve the World’s Great Animals by Jay Kirk — NONFICTION

Got this for Christmas and have read the introduction. Can’t wait to dig in deeper.

 

Anyone else reading anything good?

 

 

Author: Chris

Chris La Tray is a writer, a walker, and a photographer. He lives and travels from Missoula, MT.

4 thoughts on “What I’m Reading”

    1. I think so. If you are cool with the “oral history” format of it, there are some great insights and anecdotes from that period. I think it is essential for fans of that whole movement.

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