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Six Books

I just got caught up with what I've recently read off this list and here they are:

BLeak House by Charles Dickens
Excellent, I loved it, but it took me a while to get through. Normally I don't like Dickens, I think he's excessively wordy and am forced to read his stuff for school, but this was great. I'd also recommend the BBC mini-series with Gillian Anderson. It was phenomenal.

Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Hilarious, and I was sad when it was over. The movie is really funny, too.

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
So good I bought a copy. It's long but don't be intimidated (I was). I got through it really fast and went back and reread some parts of it. It's informational (1970's India? who knew?) and touching and extremely sad.

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Awesome. First of all, it made me interested in Africa and prompted me to rent Lumumba, a documentary/movie? I actually started it once and got bored and didn't finish it, but picked itback up and couldn't put it down.  It's the kind of book where you know what's going to happen but spend the whole time praying you're wrong.

FIngersmith by Sarah Waters
Really great and also surprising.  I thought I knew what was going on and then BAM! I want to read Tipping the Velvet, now, too.

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
So good. Can this woman do no wrong? Actually, I thought the Blind Assassin was boring. But not this one. And it was about Canada, which I know nothing about, so I learned some stuff.


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Jan. 24th, 2010 01:00 pm (UTC)
Wow, I suck at lj cuts.
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