GOOD BOOKS FOR YOUR WEEK-END 

07/22-23/2011

As summer is reigning as a powerful monarch these days in the Midwest at least, I’ll offer you a lighter list, with only 3 non-fiction titles:

FICTION

The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov
To Be Sung Underwater, by Tom McNeal
Sex on the Moon, by Ben Mezrich
Before I Go To Sleep, by S.J. Watson
The Map of Time, by Félix J. Palma
The Lake, by Banana Yoshimoto
could be a good idea if you are trying the Japanese Literature Challenge

The Lover’s Dictionary, by David Levithan
Before Ever After, by Samantha Sotto

NON-FICTION

Books of the Century:  A Hundred Years of Authors, Ideas and Literature
a book on books!
The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England, by Ian Mortimer
A Most Dangerous Book, by Christopher Krebs
a very intriguing book…

As for me, I just finished Before Versailles, a very  good historical novel on Louis XIV. I plan to finish Being As Communion, and to read French Leave, published by Europa – for the Europa Challenge. I may well begin When The World Spoke French, a dense and interesting analysis on the place of French in the world some centuries ago.

My next religious book is probably going to be Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: the Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

I have recently discovered Dailylit.com. You receive every day, or when you choose, a passage of a book of your choice, either in your email or in your RSS Feed Reader. I love it! You can choose short passage or longer ones. I’m reading with it in French Du côté de Chez Swan (Swann’s Way), and am rediscovering  Proust with great great pleasure. I also use it to reread The Dead, by James Joyce. This was the first novella I read a few weeks ago for the Novella Challenge, but I already forgot what this was all about – not striking, to say the least!!

HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE YET?
WHAT’S HIGH ON YOUR TBR FOR THIS WEEK-END?

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