Three Books I'm Reading Now, 1/23/23 Edition
Updated: Feb 23
The Books I'm Reading Now
This week I wanted to find the three most disparate books I could possibly be reading, and here they are.
I kid! But this is certainly an interesting mix. I'm listening to a fast-paced Libro.fm audiobook (Libro.fm supports local bookstores!), Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor; I'm reading The Passenger, the first of Cormac McCarthy's two books in his Passenger series, both released last year; and I'm reading a science-and-sex-focused nonfiction book by Dr. Emily Nagoski, Come As You Are.
What are you reading these days, bookworms?
01 Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor
The city is bad, they say, it’s full of con men, criminals, it’s ugly and dirty, it’s no good, only rich people do well, everyone else suffers.
Deepti Kapoor's Age of Vice shifts through time and points of view to explore outrageous wealth, ruthless business deals, class divides, violence, and political corruption in contemporary India.
From bustling New Delhi to dusty small towns, Kapoor's story tracks intertwined stories of servants, heirs, gangsters, and journalists in this story, described as "equal parts crime thriller and family saga."
I received an audiobook edition of this novel courtesy of Libro.fm's Audiobook Listening Copy (ALC) program.
02 The Passenger (Passenger #1) by Cormac McCarthy
The Passenger is the first of Cormac McCarthy's two books in his Passenger series, both released last year.
It's 1980, and diver Billy Western plunges into the cold darkness of the ocean to a sunken jet with the bodies of nine passengers buckled inside.
The small plane is missing its black box, the pilot's flight bag--and the tenth passenger.
Billy's witnessing of the mysterious crash aftermath seems bound to bring him trouble.
The Passenger shifts from New Orleans to an oil rig off the Florida coast and places in between while suspicious investigators track Billy to try to find answers.
03 Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski
I am done living in a world where women are lied to about their bodies; where women are objects of sexual desire but not subjects of sexual pleasure; where sex is used as a weapon against women; and where women believe their bodies are broken, simply because those bodies are not male. And I am done living in a world where women are trained from birth to treat their bodies as the enemy.
I keep hearing about how fascinating Dr. Nagoski's nonfiction is. Come As You Are is about the way women's sexuality works and why.
Nagoski builds her book around brain science and groundbreaking research to debunk myths about women's sexuality; detail why there is no "pink pill" for women that correlates with Viagra for men; explore how feelings are at the center of women's sexuality; and explain how women's sexuality is as varied as their fingerprints.