Sunday, December 27, 2009

What to Read? What to Read?

Time to mull the New Year's resolution list.  In addition to the annual "I will be a better person in mind, body, and deeds" outline, I have decided to make a reading list.  Books that I should have read eons ago, but never did.

This is where you come in:  I need some read-worthy titles - classics, if you may.  I don't want recommendations of the NYT bestsellers list or B & N's top 10.  Something you have read and really enjoyed, or something that you have read which really stuck with you.

I do not like violence of any sort.  (See: Wicked Monkeys, a few posts ago.)
No Dickens, please.
I think I have read all the Jane Austens (probably should re-read them for a refresher, and that would be MOST enjoyable!) 
I like Shakespeare.

OK.  Let me have some suggestions, s'il vous plaît.


mllr said...

No Dickens, and I wanted to suggest Our Mutual Friend...I will get back with you.

twebsterarmstrong said...

So Margaret,
I looked at YOUR book list, and see that you have listed Picture of Dorian Grey and A Wrinkle in Time. Would you recommend either/both to me?

I tried to write this on your blog, but I guess this is not as user-friendly as FB...

xpda said...

Here are a couple:
Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card
Quicksilver, by Neal Stephenson.

You can skip the Wheel of Time because it has some things kind of like flying monkeys.

We listened to an Ender sequel on the way to Breckenridge (and Cooper).

Your baby daughter went XC skiing with Josh, Sarah, and I last night.

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