Jan 7, 2011

A Reading List

Off the top of my head, I've come up with a list of the books that I read in two thousand and ten (though I'm sure there were others that have slipped my mind). Anyway, it's an average of about one book every two weeks. Not bad, considering it was an insanely busy year.

The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle - David Wroblewski
The Good Earth - Pearl Buck
Bel Canto - Ann Patchett
Metaphors We Live By - Lakoff & Johnson
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
Out of the Silent Planet - C.S. Lewis
Long Day's Journey Into Night - Eugene O'Neill
The Jungle Books - Rudyard Kipling
The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri
Death at La Fenice - Donna Leon
Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
The Maytrees - Annie Dillard
The Supper of the Lamb - Robert Farrar Capon
The Help - Kathryn Stockett
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made - Yancey & Brand
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay - Michael Chabon
My Life in France - Julia Child
Girl With the Pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier
The Optimist's Daughter - Eudora Welty


  1. Which of these do you recommend most, especially to those of us who can only make it through a book every few months? :)

  2. Ooh. What kind of book are you looking for?

  3. I like things that aren't too dramatic, sad or disturbing. Good characters, fast-ish pacing, I tend to like novels that feature small-town living or something like that...

  4. Okay, start with The Help, Jane Eyre (not as fast-paced but a must-read), and The Good Earth.