Apr 4, 2012

Top 10 Tuesday--Er, Wednesday: 1 Day, 1 Book, 1 Comfy Chair

This week's topic from The Broke and the Bookish is... The Top 10 Books To Read In A Day. So, I've got this comfy recliner in the living room, bookshelf to my right, picture window to my left, probably a cat in my lap. Rain streaking down the pane, rain in the forecast all day long. A pile of books at my feet, each one just lengthy enough to fill the day but not overwhelm it. They are...


10. Barry Hannah's The Tennis Handsome. A friend just recommended this to me, and I've yet to read it. If only tomorrow were a day off! 


9. Pretty much anything by Amy Tan. I've always liked her novels (The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Bonesetter's Daughter, The Hundred Secret Senses), and there are a couple newer ones I haven't gotten to yet. Rules for Virgins would be a great one-day read.


8. It's time to re-read A Separate Peace by John Knowles. Have you read it before? Brief and curious, a version of adolescence haunting a version of adulthood.

7. A collection of short stories by Thomas Hardy to thumb through: Life's Little Ironies
Have you read Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Far from the Madding Crowd, Jude the Obscure? If so, try the short stories, they're a good complement to Hardy's novels and poetry; if not, try the short stories, they're an easier way in to Hardy's prose if you're not ready to commit to one of the novels.


6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I can't believe I haven't actually read the Harry Potter series yet. Huns, someone needs to loan me these books, ASAP.


5.Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book.  Especially nice to read in October.


4. Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut. I actually read this one while I was on vacation in Mexico one time.
 
3. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. Another book about war I read while on a vacation. Apparently I really like to read military fiction.

2. Patricia Gaffney's The Saving Graces. A gossipy book about grown lady best friends? Yes, please.

1. Heidi by Johanna Spyri. A comfort book. I've read it over and over again since I was a child (yes, the edition at the link, too), and it never fails me.

2 comments:

  1. Sara (of The Page Sage)4/09/2012

    I love A Separate Peace! Such a great book. And, of course, HP is fantastic. (: 

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  2. The Bookworm Hun4/09/2012

     Thanks!

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