Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Book Desert

OK, it's that time again. I've finished every ripping yarn in the house - er, teeny-tiny apartment - and am looking to you, dear bloggers, to suggest new reading material.

I thought I had a couple of good 'uns tucked away, but, alas, no. I've looked through every shelf - even at the back of the double-shelved ones. Sigh. Nada. I read the ones Virginia sent a few weeks ago (thanks!) and finished up The Meaning of Night on Sunday. My apartment is a desert as far as unread fabulous books are concerned.

There is one non-fiction, work-assigned book that I'm plowing through in the evenings (we have a workshop with the author on Thursday), but it's not good for bedtime reading. So, what'd'ya suggest? I think I read all of your suggestions last time. (Again, thanks.)

The Book Suggestion List is now open. Book and author, please. I trust you.


Anonymous said...

Wet your whistle on these: American Sphinx, The character of Thomas Jefferson, by Joseph Ellis; Thunderstruck, by Erik Larson; and Another Day in the Frontal Lobe, by Katrina Firlik.

Happy Reading!

jomoore said...

I'm not sure I can be much help here, Mary, as I've been very much on an 'easy read' kick (i.e. very light daft mysteries - the Agatha Raisin series by M C Beaton, and the Fethering series by Simon Brett - and re-reading copious Agatha Christies).

I have just started (and am already halfway through) America Unchained by Dave Gorman. Gorman, a British comedian, is jaded after an unhappy US tour staying in countless identical Best Western hotel rooms He sets off to see if he can drive across America without spending any money at 'chain' establishments, sticking all the way to independent 'mom and pop' businesses. Motels and restaurants aren't too much of a challenge, but what about gas stations...?

Liz Hinds said...

The Secret Life of Bees. That just sprang into my head from nowhere. It's very good.

The Book Thief. I'm reading that at the moment.

Anonymous said...

Two books by Ivan Doig: Dancing at the Rascal Fair, and its sequel: English Creek.

Anna said...

The Shuttle by Francis Hodgson Burnett...