May Reading

I guess it doesn't look like I read very much in May, but actually the month was "bookended" by two long & dense, but wonderful books, one of which I ended up finishing in June. I adored Middlemarch, which surprised me because I've only tried to read one George Eliot book in the past and didn't care for it at all. I'm glad because 19th c. novels by women makes up 90% of what I &there aren't that many. I tried to read Daniel Deronda for book club and it was just a drag, I wasn't in the mood I really think you just can't be rushed with 19th century novels. I'd like to go back and read that again, and then work my way through the rest of her books, slowly.
The Ali Smith book was too Ali Smith & just not great. I'm definitely noticing that her best work is the most recent and the quality goes down the farther back I read, which makes sense.
I thought the The 100 Year-Old Man &ct would be a lark to read on the plane while visiting my family, but it was painfully tedious and annoying.
The Ruch Ozeki book though! I loved it, it reminded me of a Murakami book.

Middlemarch by George Eliot
The First Person: and Other Stories by Ali Smith
The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Movies & TV Watched in May:

•More Friends Season 3
•Lady Dynamite: Season 1
•Grace & Frankie Season 2
•Chef's Table: Season 2
•Plus some Poirot

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