Right now, I am plugging away at my August and September Book of the Month picks. I am enjoying A Gentleman in Moscow so much! In my reading life, I’ve realized that I either skim through books quickly or read them slowly to soak them in. As far as A Gentleman in Moscow is concerned, it’s a slow read. I love being transported back in time to pre-WWII Russia. Amor Towles’s writing style is beautiful and very enjoyable.
I thought I’d share my October pick, since the month is almost over! 😉
If you’ve never heard of Book of the Month, it’s a monthly book club that gives you five hardcover book selections each month. They have a panel of five judges who each pick one book for the month. Each month they have five new judges. This is my third month with Book of the Month, and I have enjoyed it immensely. The selection has been wide and varied so far, which is exactly how I like my book choices. 🙂
This month, I chose The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang. This book caught my eye amongst the choices, because I love reading about other cultures (hence my grad program being ‘multicultural and transnational literature’). Per the synopsis, this book is about a wealthy Chinese-American family that loses it all and takes a trip across the US. This sounds very promising, and it’s described as being hilarious. My only hope is that it is not like The Nest, in that it’s about a wealthy family that actually has everything they need yet still complains about …everything. You know what I mean? I just hope this book isn’t full of first world problems.
Have you read this? If you have, what do you think? The reviews I’ve read haven’t been amazing…