April Reading

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


  • "Ysreal" by Junot Diaz
  • "Betrayal" by Patricia Duncker
  • "God's Goodness" by Marjorie Kemper
  • "Greasy Lake" by T. Coraghessan Boyle
  • "Material" by Alice Munro
  • Alligator Dance by Janet Peery

  • Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore

Notable Nonfiction
  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
  • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  • Vintage Baldwin by James Baldwin

  • Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien
  • Little Black Book of Stories by A.S. Byatt
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I did lots of reading this month, but not all of it got finished. A word about hibernating books: I have a 50 page rule. If I'm not enjoying a book or getting something out if it in 50 pages, I give up. I used to never give up on books. I used to force myself to get through anything, but that lead to a lot of slow and unpleasant reading. Thus, the 50 page rule was born.

Book raves for the month include Alligator Dance, which I still cannot coherently talk about, and Slouching Towards Bethlehem.


Laura Williams said...

You have to let me know how Christopher Moore's novel is. I have been curious about reading one of his books, but am not sure whether I would like them.