Sunday, October 31, 2010

Book talk

Five books I've recently read, in the order that I would recommend them:
Books I plan to read next, in no particular order:
  • Dangerous Liaisons (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (loved the movie. Want to read the book, then watch the movie again)

  • Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It by Maile Meloy (I don't remember where I heard about this one.)

  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (recommended by Tish, my librarian friend, who has very similar taste to me and rarely steers me wrong, although she has a weird thing for Pete Hamill that I don't get.)

  • One Day by David Nicholls (Tish, I'm reading it now)

  • This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper (Tish)

  • The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst (Tish)

  • Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson (Tish)

  • Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (Tish)

  • The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall (Tish)

    • What have y'all been reading that's good?


      Dawn (@GirlfriendCeleb) said...

      Thanks for the recos. I am planning to read Little Bee and "Kevin" and eventually, Freedom. I just hope it's not as depressing as The Corrections. How about funny? Got any funny ones? That's my preferred reading as the days get shorter.

      Bluestem said...

      Well, I love David Sedaris, esp. Me Talk Pretty One Day. But I bet you've read that. You know, I need more funny books in my life, too.

      dawn (@GirlfriendCeleb) said...

      I am reading a David Sedaris book now. I don't think he is as hilarious as other people do. I am glad he can poke fun at his own life but I just feel sorry for him. Too much empathy can be a curse!