Wednesday, 2 May 2012

A list for readers (2)

A little while ago I wrote a post about some of my favourite books of all time, books which I would recommend to the nth degree. I have a lot more to add to that, but since I don't always believe in giving everything (or much!!) away, I thought I would make a wee little list for readers that just recommended some thing I've really enjoyed. If you're a big reader, I'm ALWAYS looking for new books to try out, so please, please feel free to respond in kind in the comments and add stuff you like, too for me to try reading. That would make me sooooo happy!

My own, personal faves:

A girl could stand up - Leslie Marshall
State of Wonder - Anne Patchett 
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
Vibrator - Akasaka Mari
Moon Tiger - Penelope Lively
Bleak House - Charles Dickens
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
Paradise - Toni Morrison
Tigana - Guy Gavriel Kay
If nobody speaks of remarkable things - Jon McGregor
Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
It - Stephen King
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
Jazz - Toni Morrison
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
The Hours - Michael Cunningham
The Time Traveller's wife - Audrey Niffenegger
His Dark Materials Series - Phillip Pullman
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Oranges are not the only fruit - Jeanette Winterson

Educating Rita - Willy Russell
Henry V- Shakespeare
Measure for measure - Shakespeare
Much ado about nothing - Shakespeare
A Doll's House - Ibsen

Carol Ann Duffy
Emily Dickenson

Walt Whitman

Short stories
To kill the pink - Ben Greenman
Cogwheels - Akutagawa Ryunosuke
An unwritten novel - Virginia Woolf
Fountains in the rain - Mishima Yukio
The Mark on the wall - Virginia Woolf

Graphic Novels
V for Vendetta - Alan Moore

The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon

In other news, since my last reading-related post, I have read 4 of the book that were on my "to read" list and, ALSO, mainly due to being a bohemian professional traveller/freelancer this year with more time than usual, I am currently reading my 43rd book of the year....OH. YEH. 

1 comment:

  1. If you enjoyed "Tigana" (which I also really like btw), Guy Gavriel Kay also wrote (in the 70s) a trilogy called "The Fionavar Tapestry", which I LOVE. It's very obvious that he worked with Tolkien, but as long as you can get past that they're really good fun. A recent sequel of sorts to the trilogy is "Ysabel" - also very good.

    David Lodge is good fun, can't remember the titles but there's a trilogy about life in academia which is amusing.

    "The Help" (book, not film) is cool.

    Struggling to think of more books... brain fart.

    Love xxxxx