7.29.2010

Reader to reader...


PRH and I are voracious readers. I don't have as much time to read as I used to, but I literally take a book with me wherever I go and have been known to spend entire nights awake reading while PRH and the babies are sleeping (the book has to be really good because this technique results in hellish mornings). I just started Oblivion by David Foster Wallace, which I'm finding difficult to get into, but thought I'd share a few others that I've read and enjoyed recently. None of these are really new and I'm not including the bombs, but here they are: Have you read anything lately that you'd recommend?

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9 comments:

Design Fixation said...

I just finished "A Visit From the Goon Squad." It was a great read, really different.

Hannah B. said...

Sarah Vowell is my very favorite author! (I always knew you had great taste!) I recently finished A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg and loved it.

MagicMarkingsArt said...

my daughter and i belonged to a mother/daughter book club years ago which lasted for 5 years until the girls got into h.s. and their lives got really busy - but this was a wonderful time for sharing our love of books and friends. now, my husband and i belong to a husband/wife book club and just finished reading Little Bee by Chris Cleave- which was sad but really powerful. i'm hosting next months book club and choose The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister.
wow - i just wrote a novel....sorry.

Anonymous said...

Hi Abbey, this is Sara (Dankert) :) I am just finishing Barbara Kingsolver's latest novel The Lacuna and I HIGHLY recommend it ... really, any of her novels are fantastic and would keep you up at night in a good way.

thenson said...

Have you ever enjoyed anything from David Foster Wallace? I have been trying to get through Infinite Jest, I've started calling it infinite waste.

I like Jose Saramago My favorite is All of the Names, my least favorite is the Cave.

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

Thanks for the tips everyone! This is the first David Foster Wallace I've tried, but PRH loves Infinite Jest (he also loves stuff that I find difficult, so...). I appreciate your suggestions! xo, Abbey

meg said...

I just finished re-reading The History of Love by Nichole Krauss. It's so lovely.

I am crazy for the idea of a mother/daughter or husband/wife book club!

Mary said...

I haven't read Sarah Vowell before and will check her out. I recently read The Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and adored it. I am now finishing Let the Great World Spin, and it's fabulous as well.

I just discovered your blog via blog of note (congrats!), and I like it!

Catherine said...

Ken Follet is my author of choice. He's know for mysteries, but his BEST work, and the best books I've ever read, are historical fiction. "Pillars of the Earth" is the first of two fantastic (and LONG) novels that center around the life and times of a village that is building a cathedral, and the people who make it happen. Truly a fantastic read!

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