i’m always looking for new titles.  what are you loving?


   currently in rotation (yes, i am reading all of these at once. help)

Light in August William Faulkner (wonderful narrator on audible version!)

Thank You For Being Late Thomas L. Friedman

The Virgin Suicides Jeffrey Eugenides

Dear Mr. M Herman Koch

Lady Chatterley’s  Lover D. H. Lawrence (audio to steam up my windows on the way to work)

A Year With Hafiz ed. Daniel Ladinsky (this is wonderful!!)

Provence 1970 by Luke Barr (MFK Fisher, Julia Child & James Beard & France & Food!)

Light Years by James Salter (I always flip through this)

The Book of Margery Kempe

Showings Julian of Norwich


   yawning from the TBR shelf (still)

The Vegetarian Han Kang

Dear Mr. You by Mary-Louise Parker

Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick DeWitt

The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

Lila by Marilynne Robinson

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


  for a pee your pants and cry kind of funny, flip through this in the bookstore

Me Write Book: It Bigfoot Memoir by Graham Roumieu



   the classics club list (50 classics in 5 years)  can I do it? (apparently not)

My List

(some of these are re-reads, others collecting dust on my shelves as we speak!)

1. M. Somerset Maughm The Painted Veil

2. Leo Tolstoy Anna Karenina If watching the movie counts

3. Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray

4. Edith Wharton The House of Mirth

5. Henry James The Wings of the Dove

6. Jane Austen Mansfield Park

7. D. H. Lawrence Lady Chatterley’s Lover

8. Flannery O’Connor The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O’Connor

9. Thomas Hardy The Return of the Native

10. Faulkner Absalom, Absalom!

11. —. Light in August

12. Virgina Woolf To the Lighthouse

13. Cormac McCarthy The Orchard Keeper

14. —. Blood Meridian

15. Marcel Proust Swann’s Way

16. Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter or The Marble Faun

17. Eudora Welty The Optimists Daughter

18. Sherwood Anderson Winesburg, Ohio

19. Evelyn Waugh A Handful of Dust

20. Graham Greene The Heart of the Matter

21. —. The End of the Affair

22. —. Our Man in Havana

23. Willa Cather Death Comes for the Archbishop or My Antonia

24. Thomas Merton Seven Storey Mountain or Learning to Love

25. Mary Shelley Frankenstein

26. Bram Stoker Dracula

27. Margaret Mitchell Gone With the Wind

28. Fredrico Garcia Lorca The Gypsy Ballads

29. St. Augustine Confessions

30. Daphne Du Maurier Rebecca

31. Evelyn Waugh Brideshead Revisted

32. May Sarton Plant Dreaming Deep

33. Dante The Divine Comedy

34. St. Teresa of Avila The Interior Castle

35. —. The Way of Perfection

36. James Salter Light Years

37 —. A Sport and a Pastime

38. Pablo Neruda Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

39. Truman Capote Breakfast at Tiffany’s

40. Beowulf

41. Rumi The Love Poems

42. Julian of Norwich Showings

43. Philip Roth Portnoy’s Complaint or Everyman

44. Michael Cunningham The Hours

45. —. By Nightfall

46. Colette La Vagabonde

47. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

48. Margery Kempe The Book of Margery Kempe

49. Pearl

50. Le Morte D’Arthur


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