Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Summer Reading List

I have been reading books like a bee-otch in the last few weeks. I just finished some good ones and thought I'd share.

Bad Marie: A Novel by Marcy Dermansky
A good, totally fast read. I bet that I could have finished this one in four hours if I had the time. Marie is definitely very naughty. (Originally recommended by one of my favorite bloggers.)

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
Full disclosure: Aimee Bender is my favorite fiction author.
Every time I read one of her books, I close the back cover and think,
"Damn. I wish that I wrote that**."
This wasn't my favorite Bender book, but it was a fast, lyrical read that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Also, in the "Damn. I wish that I wrote that" is anything by Miranda July. Her book and her movie both enthralled me. So quirky-yet-heartwarming and just wonderful.

Up next is The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, which I've been hauling around for the last month and My Life in France: Julia Child, which I've started and restarted about ten times. (Which seems odd, because I am loving it.)

P.S. I read the other book by The Little Bee author and thought it was so-so. Did anyone else catch it? What did you think?


Linda said...

2 books I haven't read yet! The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake is on my to be read list. I'll get to it one day.
Enjoy The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo!

Terese said...

how is dragon tattoo going? i started it a few months ago, but struggled with it for some reason. i need a first-hand recommendation to motivate me to pick it back up again!

Merissa said...

Thanks for suggesting Bad Marie - I loved it!! What is your favourite Aimee Bender book? I'm trying out different authors.