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Update of Your Choices

You might be interested in an update of how I’m doing with the list of books that I solicit help from you. I will only be reading books from this list until the end of the year. I have finished The Calligrapher’s Daughter, which is slower than I anticipated, but otherwise worth reading. I’m close to wrapping up Howards End, a second dose of E.M. Forster after Maurice. Toward the end of next week I’ll be away for my birthday, and I have finalized the list for the quiet, relaxing weekend in Palm Springs. The perfect equation will consist of a classics, a fun and great read, and one of which bloggers speak very highly. I always bring extra in case I run out of books to read or my mood changes.

Birthday Weekend/Thanksgiving Weekend

Lives of the Circus Animals Christopher Bram
Howard’s End E.M. Forster
Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh
Anne Of Green Gables L.M. Montgomery
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Louis de Bernieres
Persuasion Jane Austen
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
The Calligrapher’s Daughter Eugenia Kim
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame (I think someone will read this one to me.)
The Angel’s Game Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath
The Bone People Keri Hulme
The Hour Between Sebastian Stuart
The Year of Ice Brian Malloy
The Enchanted April Elizabeth von Arnim
Theatre W. Somerset Maugham
The Women’s House Marilyn French
Molly Fox’s Birthday Deirdre Madden
Stone’s Fall Iain Pears
Death with Interruptions Jose Saramago
Indignation Philip Roth
The Book of Lost Things John Connolly
The History of Love Nicole Krauss

9 Responses

  1. What fun! Can’t wait to read your reviews on them! 🙂

  2. I have The calligrapher’s Daughter on my pile–I need to read your post on it. I love Persuasion–it’s my favorite Jane Austen and will be the perfect holiday read. All your books look good, though. Have a great Birthday and a nice time in Palm Springs!

  3. I’m impressed with your organization! It is a great list no matter how you slice it up, and I’ll totally enjoy taking the journey with you!

  4. You have some great reading ahead! I admire your organizational skills.

  5. Happy Birthday. Have fun!

  6. Your list looks great! As always I can’t wait to read your thoughts on them. Enjoy your birthday weekend!!!

  7. Have a great birthday!

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