required reading

thank you all so much for your reading suggestions! some i've read, but a lot i haven't and i'm so excited to have a nice big list to pick from. i thought i'd post it here with links for everyone. i've decided that i'll try to read at least 6 book from this list in the next 6 months. i'll let you know what i'm reading and how i liked it as i make my way through!

i was all ready to bring Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace with me on my trip because his recent passing made me sad i wasn't more familiar with his work and i've long wanted to read one of his books, but i couldn't find it at either of my local bookstores (i like supporting my indies!) so i'll have to read that one next. thanks for the suggestion Cathy. i am bringing No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July because i agree with Jennifer that this one seems like a quick plane read and i think Miranda July is pretty fantastic.

image from a short she made for her book, you can watch it here. i bought a green one, and incidently i'll be wearing a green shirt on the plane!

Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin
A Trip to the Stars by Nicholas Christopher
Miss Garnet's Angel by Sally Vickers
The Love Artist by Jane Allison
M.C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin and Haimish MacBeth series
Elizabeth Peters Vicky Bliss mysteries
Yes Man by Danny Wallace
Are you There Vodka? It's me Chelsea by Chelsea Lately
Necklace of Kisses by Francesca Lia Block
Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry
Extremely loud and Incredibly Close
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
the poisonwood bible by barbara kingsolver
No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July
In the Freud Archives by Janet Malcolm
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Zippy by Haven Kimmel
Margherita Dolce Vita by Stefano Benni
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace

lorrie moore
sherman alexie (one of my all time favorites!)
haruki murakami
sarah vowell


amy said...

what a great list! there are some on there i've loved and many i plan to read!

Kristy said...

If you read Sarah Vowell, I recommend the Partly Cloudy Patriot. Full of fun little stories about America - perfect to read while taking any kind of public transportation. She has a chapter in it called "Tom Cruise Scares Me" that she wrote way before the whole nutso Oprah couch jumping thing - how's that for foresight? :)

molly said...

have a great trip, t!