I'm on a Fiction Spree. It's like 2011 is The Year of the Novel for me or something. I started caring about critics again and reading the New York Times book review section and the Amazon "Best Of" section. Here's what I've been reading...
Alphabetical, by author.
- Connolly, John - The Gates
- Cronin, Justin - The Passage
- del Toro, Guillermo & Chuck Hogan - The Strain
- del Toro, Guillermo & Chuck Hogan - The Fall
- Donoghue, Emma - Room
- Egan, Jennifer - A Visit from the Goon Squad
- Eugenides, Jeffrey - Middlesex
- Franzen, Jonathan - The Corrections
- Franzen, Jonathan - Freedom
- Herlihy, James Leo - Midnight Cowboy
- Ishiguro, Kazuo - Never Let Me Go
- King, Stephen - Full Dark No Stars
- Larsson, Stieg - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
- Larsson, Stieg - The Girl Who Played with Fire
- Larsson, Stieg - The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
- Lewis, C.S. - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
- Lewis, C.S. - Prince Caspian
- McCann.Colum - Let the Great World Spin
- Murray, Paul - Skippy Dies
- Rachman, Tom - The Imperfectionists
- Shin, Kyung-sook - Please Look After Mom
- Shteyngart, Gary - Super Sad True Love Story
- Udall, Brady - The Lonely Polygamist
- Watson, S.J. - Before I Go To Sleep
Non-fiction that reads like a novel:
Right now I'm reading Jennifer Egan's The Keep. It was a slow start, but I'm completely hooked at this point.
And of course this does not count the books I have had to read for seminary. Right now I'm reading two fascinating books for Church History. They feel more like books I want to read than books I have to read: Justo Gonzalez's The Story of Christianity, Volume 1 & Volume 2.
How 'bout you? What have you read lately? What do you recommend?