Happy Holidays to all you book lovers out there!
My Fifth Annual Recommended Reading List is hereby submitted for your enjoyment. As always, I hope it gives y’all some new ideas.
Whenever I travel somewhere I like to read books set in the places I’m visiting. This past year I spent a long weekend in New York (read The Alienist and found it disappointing) and New Orleans (two good books made it on this list.) I was surprised at how difficult it was to find books set in the Big Easy. (Quickie murder mysteries don’t cut it for me.) Since I’m already planning a return visit, I welcome suggestions anyone might have for a good N’Awlins story.
So, without further ado, here’s the list for 1997, in no particular order.
- Intrusions, Ursala Hegi (1995)
- A Civil Action, Jonathan Haar (1995)
- Madeleine’s Ghost, Robert Girardi (1995)
- The Wrecked, Blessed Body of Shelton Lafleur, John Gregory Brown (1996)
- Right Ho, Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse (1934)
- Straight Man, Richard Russo (1997)
- The Woman Who Walked into Doors, Roddy Doyle (1996)
- Altered States, Anita Brookner (1996)
- Naked, David Sedaris (1997)
- Snow Angels, Stewart O’Nan (1995)
- Notes From a Small Island, Bill Bryson (1995)
- To The Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf (1927)