Monday, May 11, 2009

Recent reading...

Thought I'd share 'cuz I'm nice like that...

1. Shadow Country (Peter Matthiessen).
2. ...And Ladies of the Club (Helen Hooven Santmyer)
3. A Tragic Honesty, the Life and Work of Richard Yates
(Blake Bailey)
4. Walt Disney, An American Original (Bob Thomas)
5. Jimmy Stewart, a Biography (Marc Eliot)
6. The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien)
7. Words of My Roaring (Ernest J. Finney)
8. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)

...if you have reading suggestions for me, leave the
info in comments or slap me with an email.


Cactus Mark said...

Read? You mean like a book? People still do that?

Jean said...

heh, Mark... this people does :-)

Brigid said...

A good list, I'm on the road a lot this summer and books for the airport and hotel are always nice.

Cactus Mark said...

The last novels I read that I remember were The Pearl and Death Be Not Proud. That was in Jr. High. I'm sure we had to read novels in high school too but by that time we had discovered drugs.

Brent Greer said...

Great list Jean. Thanks for sharing. I have read Helen Hoover's book...still have a copy. Also a friend had recommended Secret Life of Bees...have been meaning to check that one out. Am trying to do some more reading to balance things out this summer. This list is a place to start!

Jean said...

Brigid, there's always room for a good book, eh?

Mark, I love reading almost as much as good sex.

Brent, you're only the second person I know who has read Hooven Santmyer. I found her book in a second-hand shop for $2, after she was mentioned by Stephen King in his book 'On Writing' (another one of my faves.)
The others are most of my favorites from the ones I read over the last six months or so.

"That Dude" said...

I'm just guessing here, but I figure Penthouse Forum is NOT on your list?

Jean said...

uh, no Dude. You guessed correctly.
Wouldn't you worry about me if it were?? heh.