BOOKS and TOP PICKS!
Yeah, I’m a critic – who isn’t?
Some of the books I have read in 2015:
STEPHEN KING: ON WRITING (Mr. King's memoir on writing)
GIRL ON THE TRAIN
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE
THE PECAN MAN
IN COLD BLOOD
CUTTING FOR STONE
BRIGHTEN THE CORNER WHERE YOU ARE
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (again)
THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING (again)
FLANNERY O'CONNOR Complete Stories (again)
EUDORA WELTY’s Stories (again)
THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER (again)
UNLIMITED ACCESS (again) this is good – written by an ex-FBI agent who worked in the White House during the Clinton Administration. If you are considering voting for a
for ANYTHING, I highly recommend reading this first.
MUSIC FOR CHAMELEONS
My Top Picks:
THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING was written by Carson McCullers, a Southern gal. I have read this little jewel several times and it is just beautiful! I've also seen the movie - it is an old black and white film and so delightful! The novel was written ‘way before Miss Harper Lee wrote “To Kill a Mockingbird” and what I noticed when I read the two books again this year was that there are some similarities in the stories. Enough to actually make me go “Hmmmm….”
I literally made myself put it away each night to avoid coming to the end. True story and a true work of art that you don’t want to miss! I know why I like it so much – it stays with you and makes you want to be a good person - I mean a really good person! Thanks, George Hodgman!
FLANNERY O’CONNOR and EUDORA WELTY absolutely never get old…
The rest of the books were pretty good – except ‘Girl on the Train’ kind of made me nervous...
Blessings to you!