Favorite Books and Authors

The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro

Exposure, Kathryn Harrison

The Dogs of Babel, Carolyn Parkhurst

Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The House of Sand and Fog, Andre Dubus II

The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Mark Haddon

Bel Canto, Ann Patchett

She’s Come Undone, Wally Lamb

Asylum, Dr. Haggard’s Disease, Patrick McGrath

The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides

Black Flies, Shannon Burke

Bee Season, Myla Goldberg

The Vision of Emma Blau, Ursula Hegi

Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, David Sedaris

A Prayer for Owen Meany, Cider House Rules, John Irving

Strange Fits of Passion, Anita Shreve

Lost in the Forest, While I was Gone, The Senator’s Wife, Sue Miller

Midwives, Chris Bohjalian

In the Cut, Susanna Susanna Moore

Practical Magic, Alice Hoffman

The Reader, Bernard Schlink

Why I’m Like This, Cynthia Kaplan

The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls

Anything by Elizabeth George


3 thoughts on “Favorite Books and Authors

  1. We have much of the same tastes in books. I too loved Bee Season, Chris Bohjalian, Andre Dubus II, The Curious Incident of the Dog…, and The Dogs of Babel. I knew a lot of people that didn’t like Babel. But I loved it. Have you read her newest book? It’s on my list of books to buy once it comes out in paperback.

    1. Leah, I love finding people who share my taste in books. And yes, I just read Colleen Parkhurst’s new one about a month ago. It was fairly entertaining, but I had mixed feelings. I loved Babel so much, it was almost to her disadvantage. In fact, in an interview with her at the end of the book, she said flat out she was afraid she wouldn’t be able to live up to it. So I feel a little guilty for not appreciating it more.
      To put you on the spot, if you could recommend one book to me, what do you think it would be? (no pressure, just curious).
      God it’s great to talk books, isn’t it?

    2. Leah, I just typed a response to your post and all that came up was one more posting of your comment. Ugh. Anyway, I love talking to people who share my taste in books. I did read Colleen Parkhurst’s second about a month ago. I was entertained, but to me Babel is a tough one to live up to. She talked about her fears about that in an interview at the end of the book, so I almost feel a little guilty saying that. But it’s definitely worth checking out.
      Just curious: if you could recommend one book to me, what would it be? No pressure to come up with one, though. Like I said, I’m just curious.

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