LIKE : WORTHWHILE, ENJOYABLE *
RECOMMEND : PRAISEWORTHY, COMMENDED **
FAVOURITE : PRIZED, PRECIOUS, MY EXEMPLARS ***
Past and Present Favourites in alphabetical order
~ some will have been reviewed
while others will get done sooner or later.
AMERICAN JOURNEYS ~ Don Watson
A funny and insightful train trip around the US
THE BEAR WENT OVER THE MOUNTAIN ~ William Kotzwinkle
A wonderful satire on the publishing industryTHE BOOK OF LOST THINGS ~ John Connolly
Love most of his but this one is my fave; an adult fairy tale.
CATCH 22 ~ Joseph Heller
CLOUD ATLAS ~ David Mitchell
Like sherbert that buzzes on your tongue! A refreshing read.
THE CHRYSALIDS ~ John Wyndham
Could be on today's bestseller list! Religious fundamentalists in a dystopian world
CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES ~ John Kennedy Toole
Nothing short of delicious ~ rich in language and characters
DARK MATERIALS TRILOGY ~ Philip Pullman
Too good for kids! Too complex, too deep, too thought provoking!
FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS ~ Hunter S Thompson
How did this guy write so well with a fried brain? What a roller-coaster!!! All Uppers and Downers!
A FORTUNATE LIFE ~ A. B. Facey
GONE GIRL ~ GILLIAN FLYNN
Gotta love a psychopath! A darkly suspenseful novel
GONE WITH THE WIND ~ Margaret Mitchell
Pulitzer Prize. A vivid history of the Civil War.
GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO ~ Steig Larsson
#1 of the Millennium SeriesHook Line & Sinker ... a great read
HOW I BECAME A FAMOUS NOVELIST ~ Steve Hely
Funny, funny book.A perfect companion for “The Bear Went Over The Mountain”
KINGS IN GRASS CASTLES ~Mary Durack
THE LACUNA ~ Barbara Kingsolver
THE LAST WEREWOLF ~ Glen Duncan
Reviewed on F T B C (but had found it first) Schlock Horror of high quality
LITTLE CHILDREN ~ Tom Perrotta
LOVE IN A TIME OF CHOLERA ~ Gabriel Garcia Maequez
My honeymoon read around NZ
MARCH ~ Geraldine Brook
MR PIP ~ Lloyd Jones
Awesome! Just loved it!!! And now I think I'll have to read some Dickens!
THE MONKEY WRENCH GANG ~ Edward Abbey
MUDBOUND ~ Hillary Jordan
Oh my! Breathtaking! An engrossing, disturbing, memorable book
THE OTHER HAND ~ Chris Cleave
ORYX & CRAKE ~ Margaret Atwood
THE PASSAGE ~ Justin Cronin
Picked from the N Y T Best Sellers Christmas List. Thank you Santa!!!
PERFUME ~ Patrick Suskind
POISONWOOD BIBLE ~ Barbara Kingsolver
POWER OF THE DOG ~ Don Winslow
REMAINS OF THE DAY ~ Kazuo Ishiguro
ROOM~ Emma Donoghue
Shortlisted for 2010 Man Booker Prize. Wonderful use of “voice” of a 5 year-old.
A SECRET HISTORY ~ Donna Tart
SHADOW OF THE WIND ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon
SHATTER ~ Michael Robotham
SKIPPY DIES ~ Paul Murray
Longlisted 2010 Man Booker Prize A wonderful multilayered read.
SUPER SAD TRUE LOVE STORY ~ Gary Shteyngart
Satirical dystopian future in a USA owned by China. Cute, funny, smart
THEY FOUND A CAVE ~ Nan Chauncy
TO KILL A MOCKINBIRD ~ Harper Lee
A reading experience for any age group A classic to be reread and reread
A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD ~ Jennifer Egan
Winner of the 2011 PULITZER PRIZE Cool! Unusual!
A WALK IN THE WOODS ~ Bill Bryson
THE WRITING CLASS ~ Jincy Willett
THE WRECKAGE ~ Michael Robotham
An excellent read ... taut and terrific Maybe even my favourite Robotham!
YEAR OF WONDERS ~ Geraldine Brooks