Working in a bookshop you don’t intend to get sucked in by certain titles and you don’t have much time to read blurbs, but a mental ‘must get’ or at least read list starts building.
Mine looks a little like this at the moment:
Haddon, Mark – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
This is not so much a kids book, Dymocks keeps it in the Literature section, it’s meant to be brilliant. I’ve had my eye on it for months and months now.
Campbell, Eric – Absurdistan
Back in 200x around the time all the ‘War on Terrorism’ stuff came up I kept a close eye on the news and made a mental note to keep track of one particular journalist. This was short lived when I picked (Eric Campbell – I’m fairly sure it was him) and the following week his camera man was blown up by a suicide bomber. I confess I gave up the idea following anyone after that (was a bit put out, and minorly disturbed). I would very much like to have a read of this one.
Hamilton, Clive – Affluenza
Curiousity apparently killed the cat. This looks interesting.
Martel, Yann – Life of Pi
Again another that has been lurking in the background for ages.
And some others on the list:
Heller, Joseph – Catch 22 maybe
Nabokov, Vladimir – Lolita(questionable that I attempt this one, I’d like to one day if I feel brave 🙂 really do the girls wandering around Eastland with pink Lolita bags have a clue of where the name has come from! :S)
Behrendt, Greg/ Tuccillo, Liz – He’s Just Not That In To You I would like sincerly to read this book. I read a small proportion when I was in Borders one day (yeh, traitor!) and a lot of it is full of crap but I want a ‘non Christianese’ view on relationships. Again it would be interesting.
Smalley, Gary – The Five Love Languages I don’t think I’ve ever read (if I have it was ages ago) the actual Love Languages book, always the alternate ones ie: Love Languages of God, Teens Love Languages or similar.
Pax, Salam – The Baghdad BlogI mean why not! You can read it here I think.
and there are others… oh yes there are others.
I should read something by Oscar Wilde and hmm… I wouldn’t mind a book on Body Language as that would be quite facinating.
we have the curious incident of the dog in the night-time, i think jamie got it for christmas the year before last and didnt like it, but i did, you can probably borrow it…
life of pi i’ve read as well… it was ok.. not what i was expecting. i was expecting something completely different maybe that’s why i didnt enjoy it as much.
and we’ve got a book on body language, i read it a couple years ago and it was pretty interesting..i agree with most of what it says (like i notice myself doing some action and think .. oh yes i do mean that). if that makes sense. i think its locked away in a box in the roof or the shed or something. ill inform you when i find it.
guess who’s house I’ll be at tomorrow :P!
‘Curious incident of the dog at night time’ was recommended by one of my special needs lecturers. Apparantly it’s written from the perspective of someone with Autism [am I thinking of the same book?] But yeah, I’ve heard it’s fantastic, really insightful.
happy reading Bec, and looking forward to seeing you sunday 😉
botheration. I forgot to tell Paul not to spill the beans!
It should all be fine. If my ride home *cough* is still available. 😀
Much thanks Katie!
I now have my hands of: Curious Incident…
and also on ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ by someone or other which I forgot to add to my list but it should’ve been there.
(self reminder: Katie now has Captivating book, not Jo) Thanks JoMcGo 🙂