Wednesday, October 21, 2009

In the Pile

So much to read, so little time!!!!

I am currently working on John Irving's latest work, LAST NIGHT IN TWISTED RIVER. Reading this book directly after THE LOST SYMBOL is making my head spin.  They couldn't be more different. Irving is such a gifted writer and readers really have to take time with his books.  The book will be released on the 27th and I hope to finish it by then.

Also in the pile of books I'm looking forward to reading:

CHRONIC CITY by Jonathon Lethem
THAT OLD CAPE MAGIC by Richard Russo
HOMER AND LANGLEY by EL Doctorow
CHILDREN'S BOOK by AS Byatt
ANGEL'S GAME by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

I have owned the Doctorow, Russo and Ruiz Zafon books for awhile but can't seem to get to them.  I am still on the waitlist at the library for the Lethem book but I am almost there! It is my last Fall Into Reading book so I'll have to add to that list.  I also have two nonfiction books that sound really good:

PHILOSOPHICAL BABY: WHAT CHILDREN'S MINDS TELL US ABOUT TRUTH, LOVE AND THE MEANING OF LIFE by Alison Gopnik

NURTURESHOCK: NEW THINKING ABOUT CHILDREN by Po Bronson and Ashley Merrymen

What books are you currently excited about reading?

4 comments:

Gary said...

You are the undisputed Queen of Reading, Amy. I'm reading a lot of stuff about marketing and business planning (snooze-fest for your audience, I know), but I'm still working my way through a careful reading of Moby Dick. Maybe finished by Christmas.

Amy said...

Excellent choice, Gary! By the way, the January read has been chosen. Greg picked LET THE GREAT WORLD SPIN by Colum McCann. You should be done with Melville just in time!

Diane said...

That Old Cape Magic was great! Homer and Langley was good. Enjoy

Marie said...

I hope you like the Byatt :-) I'm looking forward to Nabokov's unfinished THE ORIGINAL OF LAURA. :-)