september books

Surprise!  This month’s books all get an “A” from me.

  • Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman (novel/memoir)
  • The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley
  • Child of God by Cormac McCarthy
  • My Life in France by Julia Child (nonfiction)
  • Something to Declare by Julia Alvarez (nonfiction)

Say Her Name is sad and sweet.  The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey has excellent character development and a unique style.  While I tend to find Cormac McCarthy disturbingly dark (The Road was sooo bleak), I actually was intrigued by the complexity of his main character in Child of God.  The guy is gross and yet you somehow also feel sympathy for him… that’s good writing!  My Life in France is interesting and refreshing and such a fun read – I think I might be a little in love with Julia Child now.  And Julia Alvarez’s set of essays describes her writing process and writing motivations – so cool and definitely inspiring!

What books have you been reading?

4 thoughts on “september books

  1. So I’m finishing up Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (it was made into a Natalie Portman movie called The Other Woman) and so far it’s pretty heart breaking. Then I plan to read Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter. I still need to finish My Life in France and I love Cormac McCarthy so I need to check out Child of God.

  2. Reading Dreams of Joy by Lisa See (author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan). So far it is pretty good. It’s on par with her other novels and I am starting to wonder whether the plots/characters are bginning to blend together for me (I have read them all).

    I was thinking, “I hope I’ll see a reading post on Kim’s blog today” as I was walking from the parking garage to my office. Yippee for your book recommendations!

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