More on Books

To save you from having to bounce between links and this entry, I’m posting the books from the two book clubs I mentioned in “Books” yesterday.
These are the six books that Oprah has featured (I think she’s been doing a travelog):
One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers
East of Eden, John Steinbeck
Cry the Beloved Country
Anna Karenina
The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck
I’ve read “East of Eden,” and “The Good Earth.”
Kathy and Judy who do the 9 to noon show on WGN Radio ( have featured 16 books and listeners are getting to vote for the books they loved the most. These are the titles:
Like Normal People
The Rich Part of Life
All Over But the Shootin’
The Secret Life of Bees
The Lost Legends of New Jersey
Driving Mr. Albert
The Kite Runner
When the Emperor Was Divine
Wild Nights: Nature Returns to the City
Bel Canto
The Passion of Artemesia
Year of Wonder: A Novel of the Plague
The Devil in the White City
The Giant’s House: A Romance
The Binding Chair: Or, A Visit From the Foot Emancipation Society
The four which are underlined are the four most popular of the 16 books. I’ve read “Bel Canto,” and “1984.”
And these suggestions are from one of my nieces:
The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Nifenegger
The Birth of Venus – Sarah Dunant
A Home at the End of the World -Michael Cunningham
The Other Boleyn Girl – Phillipa Gregory
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons – Lorna Landvik
A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
Life of Pi – Yann Martel
Farenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress – Dai Sijie
Of Love and Shadows – Isabelle Allende
Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel
Of the last group, I’ve read “Farenheit 451,” and I’m familiar with “A Handmaid’s Tale,” which I picked up after I saw the movie.
Any other suggestions??

4 thoughts on “More on Books

  1. Those are quite some listings, Buffy. Of them all, I’ve read, “1984”, “Farenheit 451”, and “A Handmaiden’s Tale”. They were all excellent books. I’m intrigued by one title: “The Other Boleyn Girl”. Does this have to do with a relative of Anne Boleyn (or do you know?) Or am I getting my spelling confused?

  2. I don’t know a thing about that book, CC. It will be interesting to see what the members of the book club would like to read. I didn’t include your suggestion of Evanovich when I typed this up, but they might find Stephanie a hoot!

  3. I like to read but I spend to much time on this putter! I am readind From withen the Vatican now. I just can’t get into it I think it is becouse it is a fiction! Have a good Palm Sunday!

  4. Yeah, Joe, my computer time has cut into my reading. That’s why this book club interests me.
    Our Palm Sunday is turning out to be a lovely day. SPRING is here!

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