Hot off the press! Here is this summer’s proposed reading list. I don’t
have a real giant this year like Three Musketeers (last year). It’s
kind of a mixed list—and looking forward to all of them! The two with
stars denote selections for our book club in July and August.
Listed in no particular reading order, for I’m reading, and loving,
Age of Innocence currently, here they are:
Akpane, Uwen Say You’re One of Them (not going to read)
Blake, Sarah The Postmistress* yes!
Campbell, Joseph The Hero with a Thousand Faces* (nope)
Carver, Raymond Where I’m Calling From (stories) (no, too
graphic and crude for me these days)
Franzen, Jonathan The Corrections (another time maybe)
Haggard, Henry Rider She yes!
McCullers, Carson Wunderkind (stories) yes!
Pamuk, Orhan Snow (still want to read sometime)
Roy, Arundhati God of Small Things (might be time yet)
Smith, Zadie NW (probably not)
Stone, Campbell, Esselstyn Forks over Knives yes!
Tarkington, Booth Alice Adams yes!
Taylor, Elizabeth At Mrs. Lippincote’s (definitely will)
Taylor, Peter Happy Families Are All Alike (stories) yes!
Unsworth, Barry Sacred Hunger yes!
Wharton, Edith Age of Innocence yes!
What’s on your list? That’s my updated list—so-so, but I read many others,
as you know from recent posts.
Now we’re headed for a driving vacation cross country to St. Louis and I’ll be
taking “At Mrs. Lippincote’s” above, and Ann Beattie’s “The Doctor’s House”
and SS Van Dine “The Casino Murder Case”—which I’ve started . . .great!!!!
And I’ll take “The God of Small Things” and maybe I’ll be able to check that off,
Stay tuned—and join us at the Arch! We’re going back to be sure that our
favorite restaurants are still serving. Yea! Can’t wait.