Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett. Once again, I dare try a best seller, and I am NOT disappointed, to say the least. This reads like a Zola, no kidding! I’m actually listening to it, and the reader is fantastic, with all the different accents.
The Ladder of the Beatitudes, by Jim Forest. Jim is also a convert to Orthodoxy, he’s very famous, and we happen to have quite a few friends in common, and even to be email and FB friends. So I decided to reread this great book of his.
The Lost Continent: Travels in small-Town America, by Bill Bryson. This is my 2nd book by BB, and I just love it, though things have changed since he did this trip – mor to come about this in my review. Merci à AK et Chloé de me le recommender, c’est le fameux “Motel Blues” – oui c’est très bon.
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century, by Barbara Tuchman – historic portrait on 14th century Europe. very well documented. Discovering more and more untold truths on the Middle Ages – I mean, untold by my history teachers, who could have made our classes so captivating.
Inside the School of Charity: Lessons from the Monastery, by my friend Trisha Day – very good. Journal about her 3 months in a Trappist Monastery as a guest, sharing the life of the cloistered nuns.
Light from the Christian East, by James R. Payton – good stuff. I’m planning to enter some quotations soon, as I read along.
Learning True Love, by Sister Chan Khong. DONE – REVIEW COMING SOON
Jean-Christophe, by Romain Rolland. I had to stop. Couldn’t stand the style. Why is it I have so much trouble with French novels in general? Along the same line, I just tried and give up on The Possibility of an Island, by Michel Houellebecq, who just won the prestigious literary Prix Goncourt in France. I had never read anything by him, so even though he’s famous for his highly sexual language, I thought I might give it a try. Well, after p.10 or so, I had enough of c_ks and b_ls, so I stopped.
I wonder: why do I have a TBR list? I keep getting into books that are not even on my TBR list!
Do you have the same problem?? Tell me how you handle this.