Hey 24 hour Read-a-thon readers! It's time for a fun mini-challenge. Take a break from reading and post a little bit about what you are reading. Some of you might know that I'm a librarian. One of the things I'm interested in professionally is reader's advisory. So, post a little bit about what you are reading and who you think might enjoy the book. Tell us what book is similar to what you are reading or which other author is similar to the author of your book. I'm really excited to read your entries so be sure to post a comment so I'll know where to look.
I'm reading WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN by Lionel Shriver and I would say it is a book that would appeal especially to any woman who has had a child. It describes with a raw sort of honesty those hidden thoughts I think most of us are slightly ashamed of having and so rarely express. The narrator is selfish, worried about what having a child will do to her and because of that perhaps as guilty as her son who is a mass murderer. It is not a spoiler to reveal this because this is described at the beginning and yet you still feel compelled to read on.
I think perhaps it is a little like ALIAS GRACE by Margaret Atwood or BOY A by Jonathan Trigell because both of these books look at life from the criminal's point of view. The writing is similar to Atwood's also and perhaps some of Carol Shield's later works, especially UNLESS.