These are the books I have, erm, acquired in the past two months–from a lot of different places, a lot of different people. I would like to thank The Boss Boss for hiring a young, upstart writer, and letting her have her wicked way with books. Aherm. It’s difficult, but I do occasionally remind myself to leave a certain book on the bookstore shelf so I can eat me some dinner. Hee.
Anyway. These are the books I have read, so far. [And yes, you know that there’s another post coming, which features the books I am yet to read. Not sorry at all. Sheepish, maybe. But not sorry at all.]
- Olivia, by Ian Falconer.
- The Blindfold, by Siri Hustvedt.
- It’s Kind of a Funny Story, by Ned Vizzini.
- The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne.
- The World is the Home of Love & Death, by Harold Brodkey.
- The Brutal Language of Love, by Alicia Erian.
- Crazy Heart, by Thomas Cobb.
- Firmin, by Sam Savage.
- Ilustrado, by Miguel Syjuco.
- There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby, by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.
- Everything is Wrong with Me, by Jason Mulgrew.
- Legend of a Suicide, by David Vann.
- If You Follow Me, by Malena Watrous.
- Love Story, by Erich Segal.
- The Whole Story & Other Stories, by Ali Smith.
- The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis, of which I’ve only read the collection, Break It Down. Review soon-ish.
- A Gate at the Stairs, by Lorrie Moore. Saner review soon-ish too.
- Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë. I’m exploring the experience in a series. See Part 01 and Part 02.
- [Not pictured: a Vintage Classics Edition of Possession, by A.S. Byatt. My mother took it. Ha.]
That is all for now. I shall come back soon. [Also, if you want to see how this book stack compares with gigantic moi, please head on over here.]