June is only halfway through so I may be jumping the gun by posting my book list so soon. But I have sooo many books to read this month!
Patrick Suskind – Perfume
Vladimir Nabokov – Lolita
Yoko Ogawa have two other books translated into English, The Housekeeper + The Professor and The Diving Pool. TH+TP was a beautiful book. TDP was slightly disturbing, but in a way that I enjoyed. This new book? An absorbing read but quite R rated. Don’t buy this based on your evaluation of TH+TP. Hotel Iris has the same writing style but takes it to a whole different place.
The other two books are titles I’ve been wanting to own and read, and Popular had a sales.
The next part of this post is on books I borrowed:
Malcolm Gladwell – What The Dog Saw
Robert Harris – The Ghost Writer
Murakami – Kafka on the Shore
John Gorgan – Marley & Me
Mitch Albom – The Five People You Meet In Heaven
I’m not sure if I’ll finish most of these before I have to give them back. I picked most of these title with two things in mind: (a) books/authors I’m not sure of and want to try; (b) books I’ll only read once. The only exception is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which I’m dying to read since Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter but cannot find.
The Last Song is supposed to be Miley Cyrus’ vehicle to Hollywood stardom, but I don’t know if it worked. I’ll not likely watch the movie, but I liked the book. Sparks always makes me cry like hell.
Robert Harris always catches my eye in the book store because I love Thomas Harris (of The Hannibal Trilogy). Turns out that I like his style as well and won’t mind picking up some of his novels in the future. Just not this month.
Am currently reading Malcolm Gladwell. This breakout book Blink didn’t impress me very much, but this one is a compilation of his well-researched articles on various topics.
Wish me luck in trying not to pick up a new book before next month!
ETA, 14 June:
I forgot. I called dibs on some second hand books a week or so ago. Here they are:
Sarah Dessen – This Lullaby
Susanna Kaysen – Girl, Interrupted