Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Why I Read: Book Favorites

Pearls Before Swine

(Shout out to David Cohen who posted the comic on Twitter).

I began this on Facebook, but thought it deserved it's own  post. So I invite you to go ahead and post your favorite books to read.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
Portrait of the Artist as Young Man & Ulysses - James Joyce
To the Lighthouse - Virgina Woolf
Beloved - Toni Morrison
Ceremony - Leslie Marmon Silko
Eva Luna - Isabel Allende
Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler - Italo Calvino
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
Snow Falling on Cedars – David Guterson

Please post your favorite books:)


  1. The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell
    The Soul's Code by James Hillman
    On Photography by Susan Sontag
    So Big by Edna Ferber
    Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
    Never in a Hurry by Naomi Shihab Nye
    The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
    Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
    Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore

  2. PS: I would also steal four from your list to add to my favorites.

  3. Likewise Dorothy. I actually keep a copy of On Photography on my desk at all times.

  4. Just some of my favourites!

    Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
    Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Jr
    The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
    Cheri and The Last of Cheri by Colette
    By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart
    Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
    The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
    The Bass Saxophone by Joesph Skvorecky
    The Ravishing of Lol Stein by Marguerite Duras
    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    (Also love On Photography!)