Sunday, August 22, 2010

Summer Reading

This past week a fellow Salemite asked area Twitterers (Tweeps) what good books they had read this summer.  I hadn't spent time thinking about the titles I've been digesting--until that moment.  I haven't read as many as my first empty nest summer, but it's close, very close.

The list:
Margaret Atwood, Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus,
     (interesting, but not sure I'd recommend it unless you're an Atwood fan)
Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle: A Memoir,
     (very good and amazing it's someone's life story)
Jeannette Walls, Half-Broke Horses,
     (good, but not as good as Glass Castle)
Rick Moody, The Ice Storm
     (very good. interesting look into 60"s/70's family life)
Sarah Addison Allen, The Girl Who Chased The Moon
     (if you're in the mood for something light, a tiny bit sappy and slightly predictable.)
Chris Bohjalian ,The Law of Similars
     (what I'm currently devouring and plan on buying other books by this author.)

What are you reading?


leyla said...

I read The Glass Castle this summer too. Sooo good. Summer is the best time for reading :)

KandN said...

Hi Leyla, It's an amazing story, isn't it? Half Broke Horses is the story of Jeannette's grandmother's life. I felt like Jeannette thought it would help us understand her own mother better. It did, but it was a less satisfying read for some reason. Less first hand knowledge of events maybe?