After finishing The Messenger (good book, weak ending, review here) I, somewhat unexpectedly decided I had to read the next in Penny Reids' Knitting in the City Series – Friends Without Benefits.
I’m really enjoying this one – the main character Elizabeth is not an annoying kook, unlike Janie of the previous two books in the series. Also, there isn’t a weird crime theme, and a main character with a business that makes no sense (I’m looking at you Quinn). This book runs parallel to Human Marries Neanderthal so some of the scenes have already been read, but from a different perspective. It’s all round a more confident book than the previous in the series, and I’m really enjoying it. It’s not like me to read a series all at once, but this is heading that way. I'm just devouring them.
I’m listening to John Safran’s It Depends What you Mean by Extremist which is his exploration of extremism in Australia. It’s read by John, and is an exciting romp through white nationalism, anti-islam and anti-sematism. It’s got that Ron Johnson “isn’t this interesting, isn’t this odd” vibe to it.
The two books balance very well.
Are you reading something good? Book recommendations welcome in the comments.