I am now subscribed to Good Reads, an online resource for tracking and sharing what you’ve been reading. It helps to remind me of what I have read, especially since I have moved to mainly reading on my Kindle, which has the major defect of not leaving a physical trophy on the book shelf to impress my friends with. This is my Good Reads list, and below is what I have read recently:
- Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vannegut (now reading in hardcopy)
- Timbuctoo by Tahir Shah
- A Tree Grows in Brooking by Betty Smith
- Aquamarine by Carol Anshaw (hardcopy)
- Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
- Train Dreams by Denis Johnson
- Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
- State of Wonder by Ann Pachett
- A Life Full of Holes by Driss Ben Hamed Charhadi, and
- Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
Each was good in its own way, but I would say that the biggest highlights were State of Wonder and A Life Full of Holes (and Skippy Dies if it weren’t so long winded).
And here are some of the titles on my Kindle waiting for a chance to be read:
- How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz (pre-ordered for mid September)
- Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster
- Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
- In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
- The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
- Ham On Rye by Charles Bukowski
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
- Black Boy by Richard Wright
- Moby-Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville
- Chicago : a Novel by Alaa Al Aswany
- If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
- East of Eden by John Steinbeck, and
- To the End of the Land by David Grossman
Why so many classics, you may ask? They’re easy to find for free on the net.
I should also mention that I have uploaded song lyrics onto my Kindle as a cheat sheet for when I sing my son to sleep at night.
One response to “Recent Good Reads”
Eric muchisimas gracias por compartir tu lista de libros y comentarios. Muy acertados!