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books for fall

September 28, 2009

libraryAs the weather gets colder, I find myself reading more at night. Here is a quick list of books that have been suggested to me from reading groups, and other sites I respect.  If you have any suggestions, please chime in!  I haven’t read any of these yet, but plan on working my way down.


The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

The Almond Picker by Simonetta Agnello Hornby

The Josephine Bonaparte Trilogy by Sandra Gullard

A Venetian Affair by Andrea di Robilant

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

Cutting for Stone by Verghese

South of Broad by Pat Conroy

Day After Night by Anita Diamant

April and Oliver by Tess Callahan

The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Meredith M. permalink
    September 28, 2009 5:59 pm

    I feel the same way about fall and reading. Nothing like snuggling up to a good book when it’s cold and wet outside! One of my recent favorites — A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg.

  2. Amy Brittain permalink
    September 29, 2009 6:45 am

    Oooh, I love this post from you!
    This is my library hold list for the fall, and I’m really excited about it–we’ll see how many I actually get through:
    The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
    April and Oliver by Tess Callahan
    Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
    Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan;
    A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
    A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg
    Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
    Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates
    The Magicians by Lev Grossman
    Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant
    The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by C. Alan Bradley
    This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
    What I Thought I Knew by Alice Eve Cohen
    The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
    Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
    The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

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