Several readers (I have readers?) have noted that I have not kept this blog current. At all. It's not like it hasn't been on my to-do list. Obviously, it must have a permanent location on that list...and it's not at the top. But along with cleaning out closets recently, I'm tidying up that to-do list, so here we are. I guess I'll just plunge in and list everything I've read so far in 2007. I'll only annotate if the book was extra special. Hold on...here it goes!
Intuition by Allegra Goodman
Murder at the Ford Museum by Margaret Truman
The Last Van Gogh by Alyson Richman
The New Woman by Jon Hassler
The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard......EXCELLENT
Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (How could the man who wrote A Hundred Years of Solitude ever write this? Blah!!)
Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen
Passage by Connie Willis
After by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.....EXCELLENT
A Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas
A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Urrea.....EXCELLENT
There Will Never Be Another You by Carolyn See
The Book of Names by Gregory & Tintorini
The History of Love by Nicole Strauss.....I LOVED THIS
The Good Children by Kate Wilhelm.....EXCELLENT
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert....I enjoyed this; my two book clubs were strongly divided. Regardless, read her earlier work of fiction...Stern Men. An excellent novel.
Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir
Liars and Saints by Maile Meloy
Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman
Sylvia's Farm by Sylvia Jorrin.....read this if you are contemplating raising sheep. Otherwise, maybe not.
Tall Grass by Sandra Dallas
The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho
The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood
Everymans Rules for Scientific Living by Carrie Tiffany....a unique and interesting novel. Quirky. I liked it a lot.
Cellophane by Marie Arana
Hot Rocks by Lev Raphael
The Man of My Dreams by Curtis Sittenfeld....Excellent
Walking on Eggshells by Jane Isay.....Must reading for parents of adult children...or for adult children.
Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands by Susan McCarthy
Dream When You're Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg
Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
Disobedience by Naomi Alderman.....good until a very weak ending
The Birth House by Ami McKay.....FASCINATING
The Monk Upstairs by Tim Farrington
The Covenant by Naomi Regan
The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue......this might be my FAVORITE of the year
Little Children by Tom Perotta
Three Junes by Julia Glass.....I read this 5 years ago and thought it had a very weak ending. I just reread it for book club, and the ending is just as weak.
Now if I can just stay caught up, maybe I can say something truly intelligent about what I'm reading. I'll try.