Tuesday, May 17, 2011

On my nightstand...

In addition to my kindle (on top) I have a good bit of summer reading ahead. Some fiction, some non-fiction. Can't decide what to start on. I am always looking for more good recommendations if you want to leave a comment on a "can't put down" book ~ would love to add it to my stack here!


  1. I just finished Julie Orringer's Invisible Bridge. Set in Paris/Hungary right before the onset of WWII the story chronicles 3 brothers; one in Paris as a student of architecture, another in Milan as a medical student and the youngest as a bon vivant in Budapest trying to find himself. It is less a story of the war and more of a story of how life can suddenly derail you and your future and then how you still try to carve a life of love and hope even though the world around is falling apart. Wonderful characters and beautiful writing. A book you can lose yourself in.

  2. sounds wonderful Tracey! love historical fiction, especially during WWII.

  3. Have you read Patti SMith's Bio Just Kids? WHile I was never a fan the book is so beautifully written I didn't want it to end. Also reading a bio on The Widow Clicquot, you know the champagne? It's kind of fascinating.
    Hunting and Gathering by Anna Gavalda I read it when I first moved to New York
    Pass along your favorites as well.

    1. Thank you for the reading recommendations! I am sorry for the delay in responding to your comment. I am just seeing this today. I guess I don't have my "settings" to notify me of comments. Must check it!
      Some of my favorites are:
      Cutting for Stone
      The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
      Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet
      The Paris Wife (about Ernest Hemingway and his first wife)
      SHangai Girls by Lisa See
      Poisonwood Bible
      East of Eden (a classic but my favorite)

      If you want some more suggestions let me know!
      I have written yours down on my "books to read" list! Thanks!