Monday, June 7, 2010
I love to read, not a surprise to those that know me. I bring a book with me everywhere, even on lunches with good friends. I call it my security blanket. There is never a dull, bored moment with a good book.
Lately I realized that there is a lack of good fiction in my life. As a child, I read a lot of good fiction books. There really is something magical about books, about a masterful storyteller. Sometimes it is in fiction that great truths shine all the more brightly; murky things come to light and are revealed. It is in some fictional stories that the struggles and common humanity are shown simply and can't be rationalized away. Good fiction can make me laugh, cry, and just sit in awe and gratitude of the gift I'm reading.
With that being said, I don't read enough fiction and am pretty much out of the fiction loop. I was hoping that perhaps I could get a few suggestions. As you can see from my photo, I do have a few fictional books that I am looking forward to reading this summer. They include:
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K.Chesterton
Manalive by G.K.Chesteron
The Everlasting Man by G.K. Chesterton
There is still room on my list.... any recommendations? Any books you'd like to read along with me?
Posted by victoria at 6/07/2010 03:14:00 PM