Thursday, January 26, 2006

Winter Reading List

My pal D Money recently rattled off a list of books she's enjoyed recently.

My list goes as follows:

Sex, Drugs & Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman (thanks to Micah for the birthday present). It's a great statement on pop culture and the media. Seeing as I'm a member of the latter, I enjoyed the essay.

We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates. She's the author in residence at Princeton University. The novel is about a loving, idylic family that is ripped to shreds by a rape. Good read, but JCO is a bit long winded where descriptions are concerned. I'd say that it would be a three hour movie that could have an hour edited out of it.

Right now:

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. I'm only about 200 pages in, but so far this is a page turner. It's about a teenage girl who's raped, killed and dismembered. She describes her personal heaven and visits people (like family and friends) while the cops try to crack the case.


Micah said...

Funny - if the bookstore didn't have Klosterman's book, I was going to get you some Sedaris. The dude's freakin' hilarioius.

Kate The Great said...

Nikki, I have heard a lot about Sedaris (Micah's talked about him and I saw him on Letterman once) but I'm unfamiliar with the Boroughs. I'm always looking for a good book so I'll have to add them to my list.

Micah - You have impeccable taste so I would pretty much read anything you gave me. Well, except for maybe any girly mag.

Micah said...

*cancelling the gift subscription to Swank*

Anonymous said...

lovely bones.. i just love that book by alice sebold :)..