This week is National Library Week. What are you reading right now and what is on your “must read” list?
Michele Brulé, Enchanted Enfant: “Coco Chanel: The Legend and The Life”.
Jessica Packer, Imperio JP: “Started Early, Took My Dog” by Kate Atkinson is part of an excellent series of psychological crime thrillers by a great British writer. I’m waiting for the next two 1000 page sequels to “Fall of Giants” by Ken Follett. I’m waiting for the next book by Olen Steinhauer as I devoured “The Tourist” and “Nearest Exit”. I’m also waiting for the next book by Ann Patchett, as “Bel Canto” and “Run” are best modern American literature bar none.
Lisa Bush, Mona Moore: I like memoirs. I just finished re-reading “This Boy’s Life” by Tobias Wolff and I’d call it a must read. Now I am reading Jennifer Egan’s “A Visit From the Goon Squad“. It just won the National Book Critics Circle award. (beating Jonathan Franzen’s “Freedom“, which I ADORED!)
Tino Abarca, Douglas Fir: A pretty good book recommended to me- not too heavy…yet interesting…”The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
Michaelanne McConnell, Haven: I read “The Help” and couldn’t put it down!! It was also so interesting, after reading, talking to my mom and grandmother who grew up in Louisiana and hearing their real life stories and how so much of the book was a reality for them. Definitely a must read, southern raised or not!
Woo Caroland, Woo Skincare & Cosmetics: I am reading the first of the “tattoo” books, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. On my must read list is “The Color of Water”.
Eli Hardof, A Wine for All: As a wine professional and certified, or certifiable, wine geek/nerd/snob/groupie…and whatever, I spend most of my time reading technical wine books, wine magazines and web articles. It’s been a long time since I’ve picked up a book and read for the sake of reading.
I’ve been carrying around in my briefcase a copy of Oriana Fallaci’s “The Rage and the Pride” and hope to read it on an international flight I have coming up.A big thank you to Books & Books for being such a wonderful literary partner!