Who’s Reading What: July 2010
31 July, 2010
Miriam’s Kitchen by Elizabeth Ehrlich – a memoir of Ehrlich’s mother-in-law through food and culture
City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles by Mike Davis – a deconstruction of LA’s shadowy history
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz – Pulitzer prize-winning novel about life in the Dominican Republic and New Jersey through the eyes of one Oscar Wao
Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?: Stories by Raymond Carver – a collection of shorts from the master of spare prose
Tokyo Underworld: The Fast Times and Hard Life of an American Gangster in Japan by Robert Whiting – the story of Nick Zappetti who stayed in Japan after WWII to carve himself a slice of the Japanese underworld
Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy by Martin Lindstrom – why we keep on buying stuff
The Kid Stays in the Picture by Bob Evans – life of one of Hollywood’s most colourful producers (Chinatown, Love Story) who was once married to Ali McGraw and painted the town red with Jack Nicholson
You’ll Never Eat Lunch in this Town Again! by Julia Phillips – life and times of one of Hollywood’s great female producers who worked with Scorsese and Spielberg
Too Fat To Fish by Artie Lange – memoir of the comedian
Density of Souls by Christopher Rice – a gothic tale of four tormented youths in New Orleans by Anne Rice’s son
Blind Fall by Christopher Rice – a tale about a soldier, his lover and murder
Snow Gardens by Christopher Rice – another gothic tale about students in a secluded campus
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – a tale of love and forbidden passion
The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson – everybody’s reading this (that’s four of us here), and if you’re not, why aren’t you?
Wow, what a great list. Thank you guys!
Of these titles, I’ve only read two of the Millennium Trilogy and a couple of Christopher Rice’s books and Anna Karenina.
It’s interesting to see the diverse range which also strongly shows everyone’s interests! I love the fact that there’s a nice mix of fiction and non-fiction here.
And check out the recipe for Literary Agent, a cocktail perfect for bookish folk.