billbos saidfinishing Song Of Achilles (Madeline Miller) and started Casual Vacancy (J.K.)
I read Song of Achilles a couple of months ago, and I liked it, even though the prose sometimes seemed like something out of Judy Blume. But I appreciated that it was written from the perspective of Patroclus, and there were parts that were heartbreaking.
Currently, I'm reading 1493, by Charles C. Mann. It is a fascinating 360 degree perspective on when the world first truly became global: namely the arrival of Cristobal Colon (aka "Columbus") in 1493 in the New World and the reverberations--politically, socially, economically and ecologically--that still affect our world today.