Friday, October 19, 2012

Favorite Books

I just made a quick (about two minutes) list of my ten favorite books, as part of an exercise on creativity that I was doing. I thought I'd share it, with the reminder that it's not meant to be a serious, well-thought-out thing: it's my top ten great books that occurred to me while sitting at my desk (away from my library) on a Friday afternoon.

In no particular order:
  • Open House by Elizabeth Berg
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  • The Goneaway World by Nick Harkaway
  • The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  • The City and the City by China Mieville 
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
  • PopCo by Scarlett Thomas
  • The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  • This one about memory, about this guy in London...I LOVED it, and I can't remember its title off the top of my head, nor its author.
I just noticed that I chose five books by men and five by women. (Curtis Sittenfeld is a woman, and the person who wrote the book I can't recall is a man.) Unintentional gender equity. 

Anyway, if you've read any of these, please, let's discuss them! I love to talk about books I've read!

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