This Week in Books – 10-26-22 – Jo’s Book Blog

This Week in Books is a feature hosted by Lipsy at Lipsyy Lost and Found that allows bloggers to share:

  • What have you recently finished reading?
  • what they are currently reading
  • What they plan to read next

A similar meme is by Taking on a World of Words.

It’s been a bit of a slow reading week for me, but I’m done the people in the trees by Only Yanagihara.

The shocking debut novel, from the author of a little life.

It is 1950 when Norton Perina, a young doctor, embarks on an expedition to a remote Micronesian island in search of a supposed lost tribe. There he meets a strange group of forest dwellers who seem to have achieved a form of immortality that preserves the body but not the mind. Perina discovers his secret and returns with him to America, where she soon finds great success. But his discovery has come at a terrible cost, not only for the islanders, but for Perina himself.

Solo by Yanagihara the people in the trees marks the debut of a notable new voice in American fiction.

I am currently reading Affinity by Sarah Waters.

Set in and around Milbank Women’s Prison in the 1870s, Affinity is an utterly compelling and eerie ghost story, a complex and intriguing literary mystery, and a touching love story with an unexpected twist to the tale.

Following the death of her father, Margaret Prior has decided to do a “good job” with the criminals in one of London’s most notorious prisons. Surrounded by prisoners, murderers and common thieves, she Margaret finds herself drawn to one of the most unlikely prisons: incarcerated spiritualist Selina Dawes. Sympathetic to the plight of this innocent-seeming girl, Margaret finds herself providing guidance and perhaps friendship to her visits, not expecting to find herself delving into a twilight world of seances, shadows, rebellious spirits, and unseemly passions.

Not sure if I’ll read the next…maybe The turn of the Screw by Henry James.

A young governess is sent to a large country house to care for two orphaned children. At first, Flora and Miles appear to be model students, but little by little the governess begins to suspect that something is seriously wrong with them. As she sets out to uncover the house’s corrupted secrets, she becomes increasingly convinced that something evil is watching her.

And that’s my week in the books! What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments! 😎

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