For some reason I am in a reading slump. I have read part of many books, but I haven't finished a book in months! So, I've decided to create a post that I hope will inspire me to read!! Your job, as a faithful reader of my blog, is to post (either as a comment on my blog or a post on your blog) the last 3-10 books you have read and then tell me which were your favorites. Descriptions are also most welcome. I would be so greatful!!! Thanks!
Here is my list:
The Road to Santiago (NF) - Kathryn Harrison
Fathers and Sons (F) - Ivan Turgenev
The Omnivore's Dilemma (NF) - Michael Pollan
The Brothers Karamazov (F) - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Suburban Safari (NF) - Hannah Holmes
Field Notes from the Northern Forest (NF) - Curt Stager
Introducing Sociology (NF) - Richard Osborne
Writing from the Heart (NF) - Nancy Slonim Aronie
The Giver (F) - Lois Lowry
Note the dearth of fiction...
So, let's see...
My favorite non-fiction book was Field Notes from the Northern Forest. That rocked! Curt Stager's writing style is really terrific and he explains all sorts of really fascinating things about nature. (Note: you may remember my comments about "Why Bugs Bite" that I posted a while back). I wish he would write another book! A close second would be the Omnivore's Dilemma. This book completely changed the way I think about food, which is pretty remarkable, I think.
My favorite fiction book was definitely The Brothers Karamazov, but I admit it took me a LONG time to read it. It's REALLY long and dense, but worth putting time into. There is SO much in there. I have to say Lois Lowry's The Giver was pretty awesome, too, in a totally creepy way.
So, help me out here, would ya?