Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fall Reads

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My Lovelies! The weather has turned and it's once again time to load up on hot beverages and carve out a comfy place to read. At least that's what's going on in Brooklyn. Either way, here are my suggestion for autumn reads that you cannot miss:

This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz. He's a Pulitzer Prize-winning Dominican author; why wouldn't you automatically pick up any book that he wrote? It's a collection of stories about male infidelity, i.e., about Dominican men.

Blindness by Jose Saramago. Another Pulitzer Prize winner; the movie was pretty good so I'm very excited to crack open this book! A "white blindness" epidemic breaks out and those who are quarantined fall prey to a criminal element.

Come Together, Fall Apart by Cristina Henriquez. A random book of short stories I found at the library while looking for something else. The tale about the girl who goes to visit her grandparents because her parents are splitting up is my favorite.

The List by Siobhan Vivian. I just got this one from the library, too. At a random high school, an annual list of the prettiest and ugliest girls from each grade causes havoc. Yes, it's a young adult novel. SO?

Letting Go of the Person You Used to Be by Lama Surya Das. One of the books Kelly sent over (side note: how AWESOME is she to just mail off packages of free books? It was like Christmas in the summer!).

Darkness by Bharati Mukherjee. Another book of short stories (are you seeing a theme here?); Mukherjee is a great writer so I can recommend this without having read it.

The Creative Life by Julia Cameron. I'm always looking for writing inspiration and Julia Cameron never fails me.

A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alvarez. Did you really think I'd have a reading list and not include Julia? Get real!

What You See in the Dark by Manuel Muñoz. I bought this book because the back cover read, "Desire turns deadly in Bakersfield, California, circa 1959, when a famous director arrives to scout a location for a film about murder and madness at a roadside motel." YES, PLEASE!

The Funeral Party by Ludmila Ulitskaya. Another gift from Kelly. It's a skinny book about a group of Russian immigrants at a memorial service in Manhattan. You know how I like that kind of stuff.

Those are my picks, or at least some of them. How about you-besides MY BOOK, what are you gearing up to read this fall?

*smooches...excited to dive into these other worlds*
I'm aiming for a book a month or so. let's see how I do.