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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Carol Jago's Recommended Reading

This afternoon I attended the High School Matters session and had the privilege to sit at Carol Jago's table. She passed out book marks with books she is in love with right now and recommends that we all read. She reminded us, too, that Orhan Pamuk, author of Snow, one of her recommended books from last year, just won the Nobel Prize for Literature. "See," she told us, "I know good books."

Here are a few of the books that I can't wait to go out and buy:
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits by Laila Lalami
Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose
A Woman in Jerusalem by A. B. Yehoshua
Europe Central by William Vollmann

What great books have you heard about lately that are your "must read" list?


Blogger Andrea Z said...

Thank you for the information!! I really appreciate truly informed recommendations.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Nobis said...

Good books I read (relatively) recently:
1. True North by Jim Harrison (and pretty much everything else by Harrison too)

2. Interesting graphic novel: Black Hole by Charles Burns. Odd but thought inducing.

3. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. Non-fiction & fascinating.

2:55 PM  

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