I like to read from lists (i.e. Recommended College Reading List, Time's Best English Language Novels Since 1923, etc.) I find that lists are a good... more »
- IL, USA
- member since February 5, 2008
I found your shelf when you made an edit to Maus by Art Spiegelman. I followed you because our book preferences seem somewhat similar, but different enough to keep it interesting. Your rating style is also similar to mine. I'm always looking for good books to add to my list and you've got a great list. Happy reading.
Oh Amanda, I have so many favorites! And I keep adding to the lists while removing nothing! This year from the list I have particularly enjoyed "Regeneration", "The Corrections", "The Butcher Boy", "Justine" (by Durrell) and "New Grub Street among others. A bit disappointed in "Spring Flowers, Spring Frost" and "The History of the Siege of Lisbon". Like you, "Unless" did not do too much for me. I liked Shield's other one of the list much better (can't recall the title right now .....something with Stone and Dairy in the title).
I'll never find them all either, but I recently received a Kindle for Mother's Day and have been able to fill in many of the gaps on my wish-list shelves for free! Great stuff!
I read off the list a good bit also, but I keep trudging on to whatever total I finally get to before I lose my eyesight! I think I might do a re-read of "Tender is the Night" for my next one. It has been years since I read that. I recently re-read "The Scarlet Letter" and enjoyed it just as much as the first (if not more) the second time.
Happy reading and let me hear of your progress and thoughts from time to time!
Meanwhile I'll review your shelves a bit more and see what else you've been up to!