Thursday, September 17, 2009

2009-2010 Babel Series

2009-2010 Babel Series
One of my friends is partaking in the 2009-2010 Babel series. This is an author series put on by Just Buffalo. The featured authors include A.S. Byatt, Ha Jin, Salman Rushdie and Azar Nafisi. I am inspired to read books by these renowned authors. I want to read "Reading Lolita in Tehran" by Azar Nafisi (I own this book but never finished it). I also want to read "Possession: a romance" by A.S. Babett. Salman Rushdie is best known for his Indian novel called "Midnight's Children" and Ha Jin won the National Book Award for his novel entiled "Waiting."

There just isn't enough hours in the day to read all the books I want to read!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Books for 2009

Okay so I don't know if I have the motivation or time to keep this blog up, but here are some of the books I've read this year (the highlighted ones were my favorites):

"Go in Peace" by Pope John Paul II "Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett
"The Road" by Cormac McCarthy
"The Tipping Point" by Malcom Gladwell
"The Mighty Queens of Freeville" by Amy Dickinson
"From Lullabies to Literature" by Jennifer Brickmayer
"Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson "How Doctors Think" by Jerome Groopman
"The Wanderer" by Sharon Creech
"A Prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irving
"Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur Golding "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult
"Edgar Sawtelle" by David Wroblewski
"I am the Messanger" by Marcus Zusak

"Some Wildflower in my Heart" by Jamie Langston Turner
"The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver

"Comfort Food" by Kate Jacobs
"The Wednesday Letters" by Jason F. Wright
"The Memory Keepers's Daughter" by Kim Edwards
"The History of Love" by Nicole Krauss
"Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See
"The Speed of Dark" by Elizabeth Moon
"Sing them Home" by Stephanie Kallos
"The Shack" by William P. Young

Thank you to all the friends that loaned me some of these books to read!! Happy reading!