Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Library List

Yes, folks, it is that time again. My latest batch of books from the library. I haven't finished a book all month, unless you count East of Eden - which I don't because I spent three weeks of last month reading it and only finished 50 or so pages during the days of September. It was just so darn good nothing else compares to it as yet. But here are the hopeful contenders:

Brick Lane by Monica Ali (I recently watched the film adaptation and thought I'd give it another chance)
Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster (hadn't previously heardof this book, but I HEART Paul Auster)
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (ha! why did I pick this one up?!)
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (I'm still thinking I can catch up in the Big Read)
My Best Friend's Girl by Dorothy Koomson (recommended by ... Ms Mac, I believe?)
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (it's on the 1001 list I THINK - but then, I thought East of Eden was on it was very wrong - at least this is quite a bit thinner!)
The Human Stain by Philip Roth (this is on the list as well, I'm not sure what I was thinking with this one)
Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer (I actually thought I'd already read this book but turns out, no)

No wonder I haven't read anything at all this month, I think I'm putting myself off by continuously taking out weighty, serious books. My library has just the worst collection of YA and chicklit. Nothing new at all, ever. Perhaps it's time to go back to ReadItSwapIt? What're you reading at the moment?


  1. I don't care how many unread books I have at home, I always check out books at the library. Love it.

    I say take back the Ayn Rand book. haha.. Maybe you'll like it.

    I have read Brick Lane and thought it was very well written. Did you like the movie? I meant to go see it when it came out but just never got to it.

  2. Have tissues handy for My best Friend's Girl.

    No, really, have tissues handy. Loads of them! I read it in the privacy of my lounge room but my friend read this on a transatlantic flight and other passengers kept asking her if she was ok!

  3. What a fantastic stack of books! Except for My Best Friend's Girl, which I will now add, all of these are either on my TBR shelf or on some TBR list of mine.

    I take that back -- I have already read The Fountainhead. Whew! That's a doorstop. I am glad I read it, but I don't think I would have undertaken the task had I realized how long, dense, (sorry to fans) sanctimonious, and repetitive it is.

    But how will you read all these books before they are due back at the library?

    Your blog is BEAUTIFUL, by the way. The butterfly background is gorgeous.

  4. The Human Stain is one of my favorite books EVER! And I'm a fellow Auster-ite, so trust me. LOL :)

    I hope you like the ones you get around to. I haven't had much luck this month either.

  5. Wow, The Fountainhead? You are ambitious. I love the photo.

  6. Starting to wonder if blogging and reading are mutually exclusive.


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