Sunday, March 13, 2011

Book 5

It's time for a new book, finally!!!!!

Our last read, Shakespeare's Kitchen, did not warrant much praise and overall left people pretty dissatisfied. Before we leave Shakespeare's Kitchen completely, here is a NYTimes article about the book and one of Lore Segal's other books, Her First American, which is actually when the character of Ilka is introduced. Interesting to think that maybe we'd view that character differently if we had met her earlier in a previous book.

Now to decide on Book #5.
Let's start new. You are welcome to suggest a book from our previous lists or suggest something totally new and different. I feel a need to get re-motivated to read so I am open to all suggestions, whether they be thought-provoking or total guilty pleasures, let's have some fun.

Post suggestions below in the comments by 3/17. We'll then compile a list and voting will commence that day and conclude 3/20.


  1. I just bought
    -Blink by Malcolm Gladwell and
    -Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
    from Borders (guys, now is totally a good time to buy books from a Borders that is closing down.

    I have another suggestion, to come at a later time.

  2. My latest guilty pleasure is John Grisham novels. I devoured The Firm and The Street Lawyer in rapid succession in the past week. So, I nominate A Time to Kill, Grisham's first book, an "addictive tale of a young lawyer defending a black Vietnam war hero who kills the white druggies who raped his child in tiny Clanton, Mississippi."

  3. Some more suggestions, in no particular order:

    Delirium, by Lauren Oliver

    A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah E. Harkness

    Across the Universe, by Beth Revis

    Matched, by Ally Condie

    I'm also game for any of the books from prior lists.