As 2012 jitterbugged to a close, I found myself with slightly more free time since our damn wedding was over. Our honeymoon provided hours of mostly uninterrupted reading* and I was able to polish off a couple of Irving’s (my favorite), and The Casual Vacancy. READ THE CASUAL VACANCY. JK Rowling’s first departure from young adult books is effing incredible. Like, if you don’t like it then I don’t like you.
The last few weeks of 2012 were dominated by Wally Lamb. I have a weird thing for long books written by slightly older men that chronicle characters over decades and have recurring settings. (A very specifically weird thing.) Lamb’s Three Rivers, CT and Irving’s New Hampshire and Austria have become familiar literary hideouts to me over the years.
I am accepting book suggestions for 2013. Leave them in the comments section and I’ll go on an Amazon frenzy this weekend. Thanks!
The Contortionists Handbook- Craig Clevenger
The Fourth Hand- John Irving
In One Person- John Irving
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened- Jenny Lawson
The Casual Vacany- J.K Rowling
Marching Powder: A true story of friendship, cocaine, and South America’s strangest jail- Rusty Young & Thomas McFadden
The Hour I First Believed- Wally Lamb
White Girl Problems- Babe Walker
Wishin’ and Hopin’- Wally Lamb
I Know This Much is True- Wally Lamb
AWESOME- Rowling, Irving, Lamb
NOTSOAWESOME- Lawson (it’d be funnier if she didn’t tell you how funny she is)
*pissed that I’m being interrupted while reading on our honeymoon pictured above