Saturday, December 11, 2010

Favorite Books

Hot Guys Reading Books posted about her favorite books today. Here are mine, off the top of my head.

The Passion by Winterson
Anathem by Stephenson
Middlesex by Eugenides
Howard's End by Forster
Prodigal Summer by Kingsolver
100 Years of Solitude by Garcia Marquez


I'm looking forward to the winter break and a return to the decadence of reading fiction. These are on the docket:

Linger by Stiefvater
The Replacement by Yovanoff
Tongues of Serpents by Novik
Zorro by Allende

And, because what is reading without some non-fiction thrown in?

Disintegration by Robinson
The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Pantley
Convergence Culture by Jenkins

Maternity leave here I come!


  1. Yay books. I've read most of those -- I own Middlesex but the motivation to read it somehow eludes me. In the spirit of Saturday night, here are a few of my faves:

    The Cornish Trilogy by Robertson Davies
    Shalimar the Clown by Rushdie
    The Falls by Oates
    Heyday by Kurt Andersen
    Water Music by T.C. Boyle (or maybe Drop City)
    The Lacuna by Kingsolver
    Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa
    Handling Sin (or perhaps Time's Witness) by NC author Michael Malone

    I need to go book shopping for things to read in the dead time between Christmas and New Year.

  2. You're too high brow for me, but it's nice to see that graduate school hasn't ruined your ability to enjoy fiction.

    Here are two memoirs worth checking out:
    Seductive Poison by Deborah Layton
    Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi

  3. Mmmmmm Middlesex. One of my all-time favorites as well. Can't wait to check out some of your other recs!

    Can't possibly list all of mine in a comment, so I'll just throw a recently-devoured out there: Henry and June, by Anais Nin.

    (Sorry, so spammy! Consider creating an option for name/url in the comments section?)