Sunday, July 3, 2011

20+ books that I've enjoyed

This post is dedicated to Jennifer  Galet who has been a good friend to me for 13! years despite the distance between us. Her birthday is July 5, but I will be in Berlin, busy with 18 teenagers, so I don't know if I will be able to get in touch.

Jen is has asked me before for book recommendations (and she has given me many, too, one on this list was from her, I believe). So I thought this would be an ok gift.

So here's a list of books that I still think about. Many are new reads for me, some are not.

Happy Birthday, Jen!

And to my other book worm friends, I love you, too!

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Jamie Ford
Historical Fiction

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Aimee Bender

Safe Haven
Nicholas Sparks
Quick Read

Stieg Larsson's books
Crime, Adventure

Fly Away Home
Jennifer Weiner
Quick Read

Little Bee
Chris Cleave

This is Where I Leave You
Jonathan Tropper
Dude Lit

Every Man Dies Alone
Hans Fallada
Historical Fiction

Women, Food and God
Geneen Roth
Self Help

Testimony: A Novel
Aneta Shreve
Quick Read

A Lesson Before Dying
Ernest J. Gaines
Historical Fiction, Civil Rights

The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Kim Edwards

Will To Live
Adam Starkopf
Holocaust Memoir

Mila 18
Leon Uris
Historical Fiction

Unaccustomed Earth
Jhumpa Lahiri
Short Stories

American Pastoral
Philip Roth

The Runaway Jury
John Grisham
Quick Read

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Anne Fadiman
Non fiction

The Inheritance of Loss
Kiran Desai

The Heidi Chronicles
Wendy Wasserstein

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde

Bread Givers
Anzia Yezierska
Historical Fiction


GLensch said...

Thanks for the book recommendations. I actually haven't read many of these. I'll add some to my summer reading list. I've just discovered Wilkie Collins. I think you'd like The Moonstone. Enjoy your trip.

Jennifer Galet said...

Thanks Sharona! I am honored to be included in your blog and thank you for all the book recommendations! I hope we can be in touch and catch up properly when you are home - maybe even see each other in person sometime soon! In the meantime, have a fantastic trip and check out these two books: Secret Daughter and One Day. Both very enjoyable reads!