Since the topic of books has sparked such a great discussion – I wanted to share my fav’s seeing as everyone is sharing theirs….
I usually read 2 kinds of books business/spirituality/parenting or stories. My all time favorite authors are Gabriel Garcia Marquez (One Hundred years of Solitude – once you get over trying to figure out what everryone’s name is, it’s pure magic!), F. Scott Fitzgerald (I love his stories – Tender is the Night was so tragic), Milan Kundera, Nick Hornby, Martin Amis ( London Fields was amazing, dark, but amazing.. and ‘Time’s Arrow’ – I mean, come on, the story goes backwards!), Ian McEwan and – I think he is my favorite- Haruki Murakami. I can read his books over and over and over again (and I have.) Before children I was an avid reader but now I don’t seem to have the time except to listen to audiobooks. I find that some stories, especially by the authors above, don’t do well in audio form. I can’t even imagine listening to a story by Murakami – his stories are so non linear – I constantly have to go back and re read things to make sense of it all. But – then there are the gems like ‘Twilight’ – pure candy. A good, straightforward story. I love it.
Thanks for all the recommendations. I’m so excited that I have a good list of books to listen/read now! you ladies are the best!!
I’m working on a post I hope to finish tonight called ‘Why Wool?’. So – I may ‘see’ you again soon!