Monday, November 30, 2009

Year of the Book

This was the year of the book for me. I read a lot of them, and for some reason, almost half of them were written by Kurt Vonnegut:

Slaughterhouse Five
Cat's Cradle
The Sirens of Titan
Breakfast of Champions

and the rest:

A Personal Anthology -Jorge Luis Borges
Love in the Time of Cholera -Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Confederacy of Dunces -John Kennedy Toole
Mutant Message Down Under -Marlo Morgan
The Backslider -Levi S. Peterson
Born to Run -Christopher McDougall

And that's without even being stranded at a truck stop in Alaska. I would recommend any of those books, with the exception of Mutant Message Down Under. Here's all of the ones that I have abandoned for now, and still need to finish:

The Seven Sins of Memory
Last Child in the Woods
The Jaguar Smile
Stumbling on Happiness
Searching for Memory
Catch 22
Geek Love
Dee Brown's Folk Tales of the Native American

Well, maybe I'll review some of them later. Maybe I won't.


Tracy said...

I can't believe you abandoned Catch 22. It's so funny.

Yay for that Borges and García Márquez though.

jeremy said...

I've just started running this year, I'd like to hear your thoughts on Barefoot Running. Or maybe I wouldn't.

cate said...

You abandoned Geek Love this year?! Claire recommended that to me a while back and I listened to it on tape. Very odd and well written. We will have to talk.

PS It got so self destructive at the end I couldn't handle it either. Maybe you left it for other reasons but I got through all but the last 50 pages or so.

T.R. said...

I actually haven't abandoned that one. I haven't finished it either though.

T.R. said...

BTW, the number of great books that I have abandoned would astonish you.