… some books!
And here are the best three so far. I was going to list all the books I’ve read in the last three months, even the ones that I thought were so-so – but then I realised that I just wanted to boast about how much I’d been reading. I mean… yes that is how pathetic I am.
But I pulled it back from the brink of assholishness and cut it down to my top three recent reads SO FAR.
There will be more as I seem to be on some kind of unstoppable reading-jag at the moment. These three here are all quite similar books, but the good thing about that is that if you like one, you’ll like them all.
The Nix, Nathan Hill
This is long and requires moments of determination to work your way past a few patchy bits, but on the whole a really magnificent book, atmospheric and appealing with Allen Ginsberg making a fully-realised cameo.
Bright, precious days, Jay McInerney
The latest in the series of McInerney’s books about Corrine and Russell “Crash” Calloway – a sort of modern Fitzgerald but better.
The Nest, Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
Four siblings argue over an inheritance in New York. Totally brilliant.
For more book recommendations, search “The Spike has been reading” on this blog.