Top Ten Books I Never Reviewed
This year is the first year I started tracking what I read. I also just started this blog oh, about a month ago. While I am trying to post reviews of books I read before blogging, there are a bunch that I’m just not going to get to. So this list is a shout out to great books I’ve read, but never reviewed.
1) Nervous Conditions, Tsitsi Dangarembga. Thoughtful, well written account of a girl growing up in colonial Rhodesia.
2) The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood. Scary dystopian stuff. Offred? Talk about losing your identity.
3) Aya, Marguerite Abouet. This graphic novel is definitely not a children’s book! This book follows the adventures of a group of young women growing up in the Ivory Coast.
4) Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth, Xiaolu Guo. Not what I expected as a picture of a modern young Chinese woman. In a good way.
5) Stiff, Mary Roach. Who knew a book about dead bodies could be so fascinating?
6) Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi. A beautiful celebration of literature, told by an Iranian university professor after she’s been forced to resign her position.
7) Out Stealing Horses, Per Petterson. First, I love the title. And the cover. Oh, and the story about a man remembering his time at his family’s vacation home as his parent’s marriage disintegrates.
8) A Heart So White, Javiar Marias. Language, love, travel, mystery – what more could you want?
9) Catch-22, Joseph Heller. One of my all-time favorites. The absurdity of war seems to be an always relevant topic, unfortunately.
10) A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving. I admit, my arm had to be twisted before I would read this. Now I can’t stop singing its praises. Irving has a true gift for writing about children.