More books, please

I’m in the process of crossing another item off my 101 in 1001 list: start or join a book club. The law school wives’ club has a book group next week; we’re discussing Sundays at Tiffany’s. I read it the other night (it was…well, I’ll do a review after I go to the group) and now I’m ready for something new.

In my “spare time” (that is the funniest thing I’ve said all year) I’m reading The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis, but it’s for a class. Which means it doesn’t count as being enjoyable.

Today I’ll go to the library and pick up How to Train Your Dragon – I was surprised that I actually liked the movie (especially since it played almost non-stop over Christmas break), and I’ve been on the waiting list to get a copy of the book. But I think that will be a fairly short read and lately I definitely need to have a book to distract me from the chaos of my life.

That’s where you come in. I know I ask this every few months; please speak up. Do you have a book suggestion? Here are some I’m considering at the moment:

Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
The Named by Marianne Curley
The Language of Things by Deyan Sudjic
Abhorsen by Garth Nix

If you want more ideas on what type of book I like, see what books I recommend to others.

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3 thoughts on “More books, please

  1. East of Eden.
    Only my all time favorite novel.
    Grapes of Wrath may be Steinbeck’s great American novel (and in my opinion, IS *the* great American novel, sorry Twain) but East of Eden is his masterpiece.

    I have read a few things since East of Eden though that might be able to contend with it as my favorite. I should reread it soon.

  2. Jennifer says:

    Did you ever get around to reading the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society? I stumbled across it on my in-laws shelves a couple of weeks ago and gave it a reread.

    If not, have you read Lief Enger’s Peace Like a River?

    Both interesting, surprisingly substantial novels.

  3. Jaime Watkins says:

    The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. A bit depressing, but a very interesting novel (I’m required to teach it to my 8th graders every year). And if you haven’t read it yet, Animal Farm by George Orwell.

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