Here we go.......see what you think, folks.
FICTION: Orlando by Virginia Woolf
NON-FICTION: A Movable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
SCI-FICTION: He, She and It by Marge Piercy…reviewed at http://www..shelfari.com/books/323466/He-She-and-It/readers-reviews
Haven’t read much sci-fi lately, but I loved this one.
FANTASY: The Sandman: Dream Country by Neil Gaiman…reviewed at http://www.shelfari.com/books/2262643/Dream-Country
ROMANCE: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell
BIOGRAPHY: John Adams by David McCullough…I reviewed this one but there are so many reviews of this on its book page you will never find mine. I’ve been reading mostly presidential biographies with the Chronological Read of American History group and this is still one of the best.
BEST BOOK COVER/ART: I guess it would be the one I’m reading now…Our Man In Havana by Graham Greene, a Penguin Classics Deluxe Centennial edition with cover illustrations by Geoff Grundfield. See my shelf to look at the cover.
AUDIOBOOK: don’t listen to audiobooks much…I get too distracted and can’t concentrate on them.
POETRY: One Art by Elizabeth Bishop
SHORT WORK: If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino.
CLASSIC: Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe. Dense and brilliant.
SHOULD BE A CLASSIC: On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan. Not to everyone’s taste, I know, but this short work is so ambiguous it gives lots to think about.
CRIME: The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer
HUMOR: Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen.
MYSTERY: The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins.
GRAPHIC NOVEL: Maus I and Maus II by Art Spiegelman. Must read as a set!
TRAVESTY: Stone Me: The Wit & Wisdom of Keith Richards compiled by Mark Blake…what a waste of the $1.00 I spent at the library sale for this (except the library got the money)...a throwaway fan book attempt at humor full of stupid remarks taken out of context and surprisingly offensive as well…Keith deserved better. But then, I guess he asked for it.
Whew!! That was an interesting exercise for sure…