GOOD BOOKS FOR YOUR WEEK-END 

08/06-07/2011

Is there anything comparable to beginning a new book? It would be hard to find, and that may be why I begin so many at the same time, LOL!

This past week, I was thrilled to receive my first book from Net Galley, though it will have to wait, as I have so many books going on at the same time. I have also decided to limit myself to 4 novellas, for the Art of The Novella Reading Challenge, as I seem not to enjoy novellas as much as novels or  non-fiction works. The last reviewed was Bartleby the Scrivener.  I’ll post The Death of Ivan Ilych by Tolstoy, and The Touchstone by Wharton next week, and up to other projects.

So, what are YOU going to begin this week-end? There are so many goodies out there, old and new, I hope this list may be of help:

FICTION:

The Curfew, by Jesse Ball

An Accident in August, by Laurence Cossé
by the author if A Novel Bookstore, which I enjoyed very much. If you are doing the Europa Challenge, that sounds a good one. 

The Fat Years, by Chan Koonchung
based on China and its evolution

The City of Dreaming Books, by Walter Moers
imagine a world that values books…

Map of Time, by Felix J. Palma

NON-FICTION:

Paris to the Past: Traveling through French History by Train, by Ina Caro
a very interesting book, taking you by train to various destinations around Paris and telling you about the importance of this place in the history of France. I started to read the chapter on Vaux-le-Vicomte, as I was mesmerized by this castle when I read Before Versailles. Very interestingly done

The Real State of America Atlas: Mapping the Myths and Truths of the United States, by by Cynthia Enloe and Joni Seager

Shakespeare, by Bill Bryson

Milk: A Local and Global History, by Deborah Valenze

Becoming Odyssa, by Jennifer Pharr Davis
a woman following the Appalachian trail. I read one on the same topic by Bill Bryson (mentioned above for his book on Shakespeare), called A Walk in the Woods

SO WILL YOU PREFER A NOVEL THIS WEEK-END,
OR A BOOK ON LITERATURE?
ON HISTORY? ON NATURE?

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