Book Reviews & other random stuff

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? ~ Henry Ward Beecher ~

In Uncategorized on July 29, 2009 at 2:10 am

READ

“1984” by George Orwell

“My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult

“The Tales of Beedle the Bard” by J.K. Rowling

“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

“Bones to Ashes” by Kathy Reichs

“The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy

Cloudstreet” by Tim Winton

“Rides a Dread Legion” by Raymond E Feist

“Catch 22” by Joseph Heller

“A Clockwork Orange” by Anthony Burgess

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey

“Dune” by Frank Herbert – this was recommended on the Feistfans mailing list, and backed up Raymond E Feist himself so I thought I’d give it a go. Great read with a very original and interesting universe but I felt it lacked something. Still not sure what that thing was but it just seemed like it needed a bit more “oomph”. Also, not a book that stayed with me much after reading.

STILL TO READ

“The Tibetan Book of Living & Dying” by Sogyal Rinpoche

“The City of Falling Angels” by John Berendt

“Tokyo Cancelled” by Rana Dasgupta

“Einstein” by Walter Isaacson

“The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

“Audrey Hepburn, an Elegant Spirit” by Sean Hepburn Ferrer

“War & Peace” by Leo Tolstoy

“A Confession” by Leo Tolstoy

“Monet & The Impressionists” by George T M Shackelford & Terence Maloon

“The God Delusion” by Richard Dawkins

“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“The Consolations of Philosophy” by Alain De Botton


TO BUY

“The Guernsey Literacy and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer

“The Beatles and Philosophy”

“The Tao of Pooh and the Te of Piglet” by Benjamin Hoff

“Derrida: writing and difference”

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  1. Ive Read the Audry Hepburn one, oh it is just brilliant! Sweet, sad, and oh so very beautiful! Just like Audry herself

  2. Thanks Jess! You've helped me to decide what to read next 🙂

  3. hey Jess, just wanted to let you know that I read the Audrey Hepburn book and loved it. Finished it in a few hours and cried at the end. Made me fall so much more in love with her and also got me looking into UNICEF as a charity. Thanks for the recommendation!

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