A new school year has begun for many, and whether you are at school yourself or your children are, this week may have been a bit hectic for you. So why not chill out this week-end with a good book?

Here are a few fiction suggestions, but if you think you should defitinitely be more serious, I also have good non-fiction topics for you.

From now on, you will no longer find any book here related to France, as I just created a new meme this past Thursday, called I love France! Please go and visit, link any post of yours related to any book, movie, etc, French; feel free to grab the button as well. Danette has been the first to post, so she deserves also you to go and visit her blog.


Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall, by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Housekeeper and the Professor, by Yoko Ogawa
If you are looking for good titles for your Japanese Literature Challenge, those sounds good. I had not heard yet about this Ishiguro one. I’m sure you’ve heard about Never Let Me Go. I didn’t go to watch the movie, but I loved the book very much. On the other hand, I had such a hard time finishing The Remains of the Day.

The Mezzanine, by Nicholson Baker
Turn of Mind, by Alice LaPlante

The Girl In The Garden, by Kamala Nair

Pigeon English, by Stephen Kelman

The Story of Leyla and Majnun, by Nizami   


Paradise Lust: Searching for the Garden of Eden, by Brook Wilensky-Lanford
About all the expeditions throughout history to find Eden, cool!

War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race, by Edwin Black
scary and shameful, when you know our American techniques and research in that field inspired and helped the Nazis, but that’s part of our history

All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age, by Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly
another fascinating book on books and reading!


4 thoughts on “GOOD BOOKS FOR YOUR WEEK-END 8/20-21

  1. Thanks for the ‘shout out’!

    I just finished reading “The Housekeeper and the Professor,” too, and really liked it! I just dove into “The Piano Teacher” – so far so good! And I loved “The Girl in the Garden.” I had a chance to hear Ms. Nair speak twice, as her hometown is where I live now.

    Happy reading!


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