What a great thread topic! Thanks, Mamacita!
I like David Sedaris as well. His Me Talk Pretty One Day
is wonderful, but even better when you listen to him read his pieces live. My SIL gave us a CD copy of him reading the book aloud, some essays in live concerts, and it is fantastic!!! I recently read Naked
, but it dissapointed me. It was interesting, witty, amusing, but not LOL funny like Me Talk Pretty
is. I would love to read his other book, which title I am forgetting...
Pebbles, are you reading The Secret Life of Bees
? I'm about to start that one, so let me know what you think if that's the one you are reading...
I actually liked The Lady and The Unicorn
, Fuzzy...what about it did not impress you? I also liked Confessions
..., maybe we have different tastes?
I have not read Wicked
, yet, though. There's another one that Maguire wrote in the same vein, I think, and that was also good.
I loved reading all your suggestions, and have logged them into my new "To Read" list...I'm having trouble keeping them all in my head and thought I would write them down.
I'm a total bookworm and devour books like crazy...so I have a huge list of favorites and ones I have enjoyed. Here are some I've recently read and some favorites:
by Donna Woolfolk Cross
(awsome historical fiction about a female pope in the ninth century)
by Lois Lowry
(written for young adults/children, but is so worthwhile to read as an adult. About a utopian society and what they gave up to get to that point)
any book by Sarah Waters
(my favorite is Tipping the Velvet
, a story about a lesbian in Victorian England...these are sexually explicit...just a caution.
The writing is superb
, though...she had me crying at many points, and I'm straight!)
by LaVyrle Spencer
(I love all her books, but this one made me sob and sob for the amazing love the two characters had for each other. Light, but with unseen depths)
Transformation Soup: Healing for the Splendidly Imperfect
(her books are MAGICAL! If you haven't read SARK, you totally should...she makes me feel so much better about who I am and gives me courage to keep going!)
All mysteries by Dorothy Cannell (she is hilarious...and happens to have a heroine who is a fat chick!)
mysteries by Edward Marston
(set in Renaissance England, involving a group of "players" who put on plays at a pub in London)
mysteries by Sue Grafton
(the Alphabet mysteries...great sleuth character, set in CA, very well written, funny and engaging)
Romancing Mr. Bridgerton
by Julia Quinn
(a comment on the book jacket called her the 'Jane Austin of our day' and he was totally right!)
the Mitford series by Jan Karon
(very faith-enhancing, sweet, and funny)
If you are thinking about pregnancy, as I am, you'll find Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife
by Peggy Vincent
Sir John Fielding mysteries by Bruce Alexander
(mysteries set in London during the advent of the Bow Street Runners...historical detail is very interesting)
Okay, I think that's enough for now, eh?