Sunday, February 25, 2007

3M's List

I am totally nuts--insane, bonkers, crazy, etc. Why am I doing another challenge? Because I'm really enjoying the literary blogosphere. Because I'm "meeting" fellow bookaholics. Because I love to read. (And because a lot of the books were on my list, anyway!)

I am only reading 10. That's wimpy compared to others, but that's all I can do!!

*Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson
*Arthur and George by Julian Barnes
Only Revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski
*The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
*Lisey's Story by Stephen King
*The Road by Cormac McCarthy
*Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
*The Echo Maker by Richard Powers

Edit: I am adding some more possibilities. The ones with the asterix above are definites. I can still commit to only 10, but after doing some more research, the following titles are interesting as well:

The Translator, by Leila Aboulela
The Dead Fish Museum, by Charles D'Ambrosio
Twilight of the Superheroes, by Deborah Eisenberg
Old Filth, by Jane Gardam
Golden Country, by Jennifer Gilmore
Intuition, by Allegra Goodman
The Stories of Mary Gordon, by Mary Gordon
The Dream Life of Sukhanov, by Olga Grushin
All Aunt Hagar's Children, by Edward P. Jones
Gate of the Sun, by Elias Khoury
The Inhabited World, by David Long
Gallatin Canyon: Stories, by Thomas McGuane
Black Swan Green, by David Mitchell
Everyman, by Phillip Roth
A Woman in Jerusalem, by A.B. Yehoshua
Eat, Pray, Love By Elizabeth Gilbert
The Omnivore's Dilemma By Michael Pollan
Reading Like a Writer By Francine Prose


Pour of Tor said...

Welcome, 3M! I'm glad you joined us in the realm of the Challenge-mad!

There is a lot of overlap between our lists, so I am looking forward to discussing these books with you over the next year.

Wendy said...

Woo hoo! Glad to see you here, Michelle! Looking forward to sharing books with you :)

Kim said...

Welcome to the madness, 3M! Don't you just love having so many great boosk to read???? Happy reading!

Wendy said...

I think you've listed almost every book...LOL! Only kidding, Michelle :)

You're first list looks a lot like mine. The longer I stick around all these wonderful readers, the more books I keep adding (and I started at 20 *gasps*).

The most important thing is to have fun!