Off to a New Year of Reading Receipts here on AAB!
This month I read Chronicles Volume One by Bob Dylan. This was a Christmas gift I picked out when my husband realized that the special high top sneakers he ordered for me would not be here in time. I've been a Bob Dylan fan for about 30 years, so I really enjoyed this. His narrative writing somehow manages to reflect his lyric style. I would have thought this was impossible, but no. Never one to please the masses, Dylan doesn't talk a lot about how he wrote his most iconic songs.
The second book I read this month was Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead. Astonish Me, also by this writer, was one of the last books I read in 2016. I really loved Astonish Me, and while Seating Arrangements was excellently crafted, it didn't grab me as much. It's about a wedding among other things. I did feel like the characters (especially the main character) were drawn exceptionally well.
That's it for this month. Onward to February!