Wednesday, May 2, 2012

April Reading

April- what a month. Just as everything exploded into flower (hello pollen count!) my reading bloomed in different genres than usual. My favorites were not necessarily the favorites of the critics (Ed King was particularly divisive) but they kept me highly entertained and, in more than one case, inspired.

You either loved it or hated it but doesn't that make for great reading and discussion? I fell in the LOVE category both for Guterson’s ability to re-weave a story already known to many and still keep the reader surprised.

 If you’ve ever wondered what life might be like for Ruth Madoff now (even just schadenfreude) stop because Hilderbrand has done the fictional work for you.

One of the most unusual poetic works of fiction I’ve ever read.

 A non-fiction entry but can you be surprised knowing how I love fashion? This is a beautiful book both in its physicality and its contents. A true artist in many ways. Glorious photos.

Well written story of two girlhood friends in 1970s Iran. A look into a world very far removed from anything we’ve experienced in the U.S.

Billed as a “mostly true” memoir this is hilarious and sometimes unnerving reading. Lawson is where she is (wildly successful blogger) due to her ability to translate personal experiences into the current zeitgeist. Bottom line: we’re all crazy and all that matters is what you make of it.

I'm always looking for new reading- anything you've read recentlythat you'd recommend?

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