Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Vasilly's picks

I can't believe the challenge is about to start and I haven't posted my list. This was my original list, but then I went and read most of them (in purple.) So I'm adding some to read.

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (Dewy)
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (A day in the life..)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Stephanie and Janet)
The Tale of Desperaus by Kate Dicamillo (Booklogged)
Leave me alone I'm reading by Maureen Corrigan (Booklogged)
Chocolat by Joanne Harris (Chasida and Margo)
Stick Kid by Peter Holwitz (JMC)

Alternates: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (Maryanne)
I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak (Jill)
Gift from the Sea by Anne Marrow Lindbergh (Alisonwonderland)
Why I wore lipstick to my mastectomy by Geralyn Lucas

The books I'm adding are:
Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott ( my list and ThinkPinkDana)
Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott (Dana)
Without by Donald Hall (Gracie)
Sixpence house: lost in a town of books by Paul Collins (Nattie. Rest in Peace.)

More alternates are:
Enduring Love by Ian Ewan (Kristin)
The Redhead Handbook by Cort Cass (If I can get my hands on it)
A Walk in the woods by Bill Bryson (Wendy)
Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck (Kookiejar)

I'm exhausted just typing all of that. I better print this out as a reminder.


Gracie said...

Oh Vasilly, I really liked Without and I hope you do, too. If I may recommend a follow-on, please read Jane Kenyon's poem Otherwise, from her collection of the same name.
Despereaux was a charming book outside my usual reading sphere.
This challenge has introduced me to an entire new world of book recommendations, which I wouldn't have known about otherwise.

N.Vasillis said...

That is so true. I read a couple of the poems from Without before and loved them.