I'm a GoodReads user testing new waters after the serious website changes. I mostly read fiction, usually Anglophone classics/ modern classics; I like nonfiction (mostly social and cultural history), good fantasy and graphic novels. For guilty pleasure, I read advice and how-to books. I made at least two reading resolutions recently; 1. read less, live more; 2. read books which give me more pleasure. I have poor filters, and books I find stylistically pleasing tend to be depressing, so I need to do something about that; if you think you know a book that is very well written, but won't make me weep, please drop me a line.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Tennessee Williams
Why is it so damn hard for people to talk?
Something's left out of this story. What did you leave out?
This was probably the first book on my to-read list I have added. It is enormously good, and then suddenly stops being that enormously good-I've read the three endings, and have issues with each. Still, it is outstandingly well constructed - the situation is built out of several equally serious conflicts, in a way I find as rare as it is balanced.

Currently reading

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
Therese Anne Fowler
Zuleika Dobson
Max Beerbohm
How to Be a Victorian
Ruth Goodman