Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Summer Reading...

so far this summer i've read:

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
by Michael Chabon
this won a pulitzer prize. i thought it was good but not great. i enjoyed reading this but was happy to be done at the end and move on. it was kind of long for me.

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
this lady is my favorite author by far. she wrote my favorite book, Gilead. this was her first novel and i decided while reading it that i will write her a fan letter. i have actually stopped recommending her books to people because i am disappointed when they dont love them as much as i do. although i know one or two of you loved gilead, so... great,... you are cool.

The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
3 or 4 people recommended this book to me, especially right before i left on my trip to spain and morocco and was looking for a book to bring along. a fun easy read, but a little impersonal for me. it was more about certain principles and ideas than characters. still, not bad, and i knocked it out in just 3 or 4 days, which i guess means i liked it. it was mildly inspirational - but mostly just made me want to travel again.

today i am starting Night by Elie Wiesel. i picked up a copy at the library book store for 2 bucks.

i like reading books that can be found on the required high school summer reading table at book stores. usually they are there for a reason. i didnt read much in high school at all, but its just as well because i wouldnt have appreciated these books anyway. plus i feel like these books are the most likely to come up in conversations. maybe. anyway, Night should be a quick read as well, so what should i read next????

1 comment:

Tom Hughes said...

i think i forgot to tell you i finished "a confederacy of dunces" last, and it was great. if you've never read it i highly recommend it.