May 11, 2010

an overview

ph. me

It's been a little over a month since I've started the 'book a week' project for myself. Sometimes I would read two in a week depending on the length of the book.

Here is an overview of what I have read so far (in no particular order...)

An Education - Lynn Barber
The Essential Dalai Lama - Rajiv Mehrotra
Thelonious Monk (the life and times of an american original) - Robin Kelly
A Single Man - Christopher Isherwood
Speak, Memory - Vladimir Nabokov
Laughter in the Dark - Vladimir Nabokov
The Zen And Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert M. Pirsig
Marianne Faithfull (memories, dreams and reflections) - Marianne Faithful
Summer Crossing - Truman Capote
Pale Fire - Vladimir Nabokov

Now, I am about to read Jean Rhys: Letters 1931-1966. Found it at a local used bookshop, and it seems rather interesting. The letters range from love, despair, happiness, loneliness, etc etc.

I should be done with this book rather quickly. Reading old letters is rather fascinating. Just like collecting old photographs.

After this, I am stuck on what to read next. What is everyone reading currently, or some of you favorites?


Anonymous said...

i'm just starting THE GROUP by mary mccarthy...looks pretty interesting. i'm inspired by your book a week thing. i need to turn the damn tv off!

Colleen said...

Raymond Carver's collection of short stories, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, is killer.

As is Sonic Youth's biography, by David Brown

I'm about to read, Crash by J.G. Ballard.

I really like your mix of stuff you've read!

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