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.


Nikki said...

If you are not already a fan of David Sedaris and Augusten Bouroughs, you will be as soon as you read their books. Trust me on this!! SOme titles to buy, "Dress your family in cordury and denim," "Me talk pretty one day," and "Naked." by Sedaris.
"Running with scissors," "Magical Thinking," and "Dry." by Bouroughs.

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 :)..