Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Books

I just want to share some books I've read recently and really enjoyed:

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Road by Cormac McArthy
Eva Luna by Isabel Allende

I recommend A Thousand Splendid Suns to all women. It is a powerful novel with themes of identity that I think all women can relate to. My husband read it as well and really enjoyed it.

I recently reread Middlesex for a book club meeting and I enjoyed it as much the second time as the first. It is a complex story about a girl who becomes a man. The author somehow had me relating to the main character.

The Road. What can I say about this book except that I haven't completely digested it yet. I read it in a couple of days, but the book is still haunting me.

I read Eva Luna in Spanish, but from reading Allende's other books in English, I doubt this surreal tale gets lost in translation.

Currently reading: Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
Next to read: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

And finally, I leave you with a picture of my favorite reading spot in my apartment. I have a date with this chair at about 1pm everyday as the sun shines on it.

6 comments:

Mindless Pursuits said...

That chair looks wonderfully comfy! You've read many interesting books and some I need to check out for myself. Thanks for the titles!

Black Eyed Susie said...

I need some new things to read. Thanks.

Kristien said...

The Road is one of my all time favorite books and I only recently read it. Really haunting. It's by Cormac McCarthy, by the way.
;-) Hope all is well!

EyePopArt said...

I just read the Road too! I couldn't put it down!

Rachel said...

woah, this is a little weird... I was at the bookstore a couple hours ago and bought Middlesex (for myself) and The Road (for boyfriend). I'm glad to hear they are good! :)

kathleen duey said...

I am just blog wandering and came across your...very nice.

And your taste in books is exquisite! Reading is just magical to me.

All best wishes for both of you, congrats on being married. It is so lovely to have a partner...