I recently asked for book recommendations on Twitter. Here’s a list of what came through. Of course, who knows what literary taste each of these books reflects, but I’m enjoying the adventure of finding out. If you are looking for a summer read, one of these might suit your fancy -- but read at your own risk. I don’t know anything about these books.
• 19 Minutes by Jody Picoult (several people recommended this, but warned that it’s “heavy”)
• Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler
• The Birth House by Sideshow Ami
• Charlotte Collins by Jennifer Becton (“if you like Jane Austen”)
• Christmas Jars
• Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
• Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (“anything” by him)
• The Giving Tree (ha! a kid's book)
• The Great Night by Chris Adrian
• The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
• Mistress of the Art of Death (looks like this is a series)
• Modoc (this is about an elephant!?)
• The Red Tent (several people recommended this one)
• Remarkable Creatures
• Sarah’s Key
• The Tailor’s Daughter
• The Time Traveler’s Wife
And I’ll add Bossypants by Tina Fey to the list. I’m curious to see what that one is about. Has anyone read it?
Several of these titles were not available at the library yesterday with multiple holds placed on each of the copies -- a good sign. The three I ended up taking home for Round 1 were: Back When We Were Grownups, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and The Corrections (by Jonathan Franzen).
Thanks to everyone who sent their picks. I have to read at night to fall asleep, otherwise, my mind invents all sorts of excuses to stay up! If you have a suggestion or two to add, please share it. Maybe tell us a little about it. Twitter does’t afford space for much explanation, does it? Here you can cast more than 140 characters in the role.