Feb 24, 2010

A little update

How are you all doing with your book challenges? I am proud to report that I've been reading up a storm lately, with no end in sight! Although I admit having some time off because of the snow helped! Here's my list for the busy bookworm challenge - and also the 10 books you all picked for me to read.

  1. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  2. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  3. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (review coming soon!)
  4. Dreams my Father Told Me by Barack Obama
  5. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
  6. 1984 by George Orwell
  7. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  8. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (see review here)
  9. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  10. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink (see review here)
  11. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (see review here)
I think I'm going to tackle 1984 next. What about you dear readers? What have you read lately? Anything I should add to this list?


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5 comments:

Nicole said...

You've had quite an impressive start to your 2010 list. I update mine this weekend probably.

hannahkaty.com said...

Skip right to reading Lolita in Tehran. I am reading it right now and it is glorious! Also, have you ever read Susan Jane Gilman's Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress?

I feel you might like that one.

Best,

Hannah Katy

Magchunk said...

I'm in the middle of "The Secret Life of Bees" and it is SO good. I think you're going to love "The Poisonwood Bible". It's one of my favorites! Kingsolver's non-fiction is good as well.

Rachel said...

Please add to your list The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Safron - im in the middle of it right now and its amazing! I love this book<3

Scott said...

Those are excellent!

Some of my all-time favorites include:

"All Quiet on the Western Front", by Erich Maria Remarque

"Iron John: A Book About Men", by Robert Bly

"The Road Less Traveled" by M. Scott Peck

"The Collector", by John Fowles

"Jesus: A Life", by A.N. Wilson

"The Lost Gospel: The Book of 'Q' and Christian Origins", by Burton Mack

"Men, Women and Relationships", by John Gray

"Tormenting Thoughts and Secret Rituals: The Hidden Epidemic of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder", by Ian Osborn, M.D.

"The Friars' Club Encyclopedia of Jokes", H. Aaron Kohl, editor

"Light in August", by William Faulkner

"The Illustrated Man" and "The Toynbee Convector", by Ray Bradbury

"The Best of 'Mystery'", Alfred Hitchcock, editor

"The Catcher in the Rye", by J.D. Salinger

There are many more, but this list may already be too long!

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