It's time to share what we're reading and help others find their next great books! Bonus: Your chance to (please, please, please) convince me it's ok to walk away from a book I'm just not that into.

You know the drill:

1. Last book you finished

2. Current book

3. Next on the "to read" list

I've sort of been in this "dark lit., written by women" spiral lately: in the last few weeks, I've read Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping, Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres, Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects, and, most recently, A.S.A. Harrison's The Silent Wife.

The Silent Wife had some good moments—I was compelled to continue but I found the conclusion... unsatisfactory.

A friend sent me Heather Gudenkauf's These Things Hidden, which I started Fri. but have not gotten terribly invested in. So, it is technically my current book but I might put it down in favor of something else. Or, I might struggle my way through the end, then resent the fact I didn't put it down and move onto something better.

I don't know why, but I have a hard time quitting books! I feel like, Maybe it'll get better? Maybe I have to get to the end to really appreciate it? and it makes me so reluctant to walk away in the middle. Is anyone else like this?

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Anyway, I don't have a firm idea of what's next but we did visit the used bookstore last night so I have a few options:

Joyce Carol Oates's The Accursed which looks awesome and totally fills my dark lit. by women needs, although maybe it's time to cool it with that.

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Wallace Stegner's Crossing to Safety, which I picked up on a whim. I've only read a couple of his poems, but the beautiful language was quite memorable.

I also picked up another Jane Smiley: The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton. A Thousand Acres was so dang good, I'm excited to read more of her stuff.

Ok, your turn! What are you reading? What are you excited to read? And this thread's a chance to solicit suggestions, too!