My "to be read" list grows at a frightening speed. Here are some of the latest additions:
Some from the Booker Prize long list:
Mark Haddon's new A Spot of Bother: A Novel. Bluestalking Reader's review intensified my interest in this one.
The Secret River by Kate Grenville also piques my interest and Bluestalking's review makes it a must read.
The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud got a great review from dovegreyreader scribbles.
Some of the books on the Booker long list are difficult to get hold of right now, but I'm in no particular hurry. My "tbr" list is long, and I also pull from the shelves at the library while browsing.
On the Cultural Revolution in China (I'm interested in all things Chinoise), I've added these recommendations from booklogged: Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang and Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang. Both of these look fascinating- thanks, booklogged.
A Work in Progress expressed an interest in reading or re-reading some classics. For some reason when I re-read Cather a few years ago, I didn't enjoy them as much as I did originally. I've re-read Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, and Turn of the Screw several times while teaching so they get a pass for awhile. Robinson Crusoe, however, I do want to re-read...I'm not telling how many years ago my last reading was. And Alcott, not just Little Women, but Jo's Boys, and several others have been added to the re-read list.