December Reading

Monday, December 31, 2007

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, Marjane Satrapi
A Passage to India, E.M. Forster
The Uses of Enchantment, Heidi Julavits
Carnet de Voyage, Craig Thompson
Bluebeard, Kurt Vonnegut

Short stories
"Or Else," Antonya Nelson
"Heart Shaped Rock," Antonya Nelson
"The Geranium," Flannery O'Connor
"The River," Flannery O'Connor
"The Life You Save May Be Your Own," Flannery O'Connor
"Everything that Rises Must Converge," Flannery O'Connor
"Revelation," Flannery O'Connor
"Judgment Day," Flannery O'Connor
"Nobody Said Anything," Raymond Carver
"The Student's Wife," Raymond Carver
"Fever," Raymond Carver
"Beginners," Raymond Carver

Notable nonfiction
"Come One, Come All: A Megachurch Grows in New England," The New Yorker
"Rough Crossings: The Cutting of Raymond Carver," The New Yorker

Lots and lots of reading this month. The Flannery O'Conner entry can be found here. The Raymond Carver entry is forthcoming, once I gather my thoughts on the selections and the New Yorker article.

I read Bluebeard for next month's book group. It was my first Vonnegut and I'll be interested to hear what the rest of the group has to say. A few people were very excited about this choice, but I didn't think much of it. It was a quick read and there were a few passages with fascinating theories of artistry, but the story and the writing didn't do much for me. Don't know if I'll read anymore Vonnegut any time soon.