“Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.”

4 Aug

my reading list of lately has been growing somehow.

i recently finished :

the miracle letters of t. rimberg by geoff herbach

i was intrigued when i stumbled upon this book, however my hopes weren’t incredibly high. boy did i get a shock about 1.5 chapters in. i couldn’t put this book down – nor could i stop talking about it. hilarious, dark, and substantial. i highly recommend this novel to anyone looking to escape.

the penelopiad by margaret atwood

i felt quite a pang of guilt being a canadian and an avid reader, and never having read a margaret atwood novel. i picked up the penelopiad, and was through it in about a day. it was a short satisfying read, like a good snack in the late afternoon, but not incredibly memorable for me.

behind the scenes at the museum by kate atkinson

behind the scenes at the museum was incredible. i couldn’t get enough of this book. it was one i would and plan on reading many times over. narrated by the main character from her conception forward, and covering her family history through generations, it was beautiful, and twisted. i enjoyed every page from start to finish.

angela’s ashes by frank mc court

i am always hesitant to read a book either after seeing the film made of it or vice versa with seeing the film after reading the book, but this gave me joy to read very little that wasn’t in the movie. it was beautiful and raw and made me thirst for endless cups of tea.

i am currently reading :

in the kitchen by monica ali

i adored monica ali’s novel bricklane, and was overjoyed when i found her new novel “in the kitchen.” i am barely through the first chapter, and am already deep in the plot. i’ll be sure to continue my review upon its completion!

next up on my reading list :

perfume by patrick suskind

the unbearable lightness of being by milan kundera

jonathan living seagull by richard bach


One Response to ““Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.””

  1. teri August 9, 2010 at 3:11 am #

    what an inspiring list of books. I wish there were 36 hours in a day so that i could devote a few hours to reading! thank you for sharing this list!

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