July 2009

Yeah yeah yeah. I know. I've been busy! Crazy stuff. Touring, TV pilot for HBO. I've been reading, god knows, just not logging. So here I go. The Believers by Zoe Heller. LOVED it. Seriously.

Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz Also great, except for the fact that I now know my children will never get into college and will attend what we in New Jersey fondly refer to as Harvard on the Highway - Bergen Community College.

When Washington Was in Vogue by Edward Christopher Williams Lovely old Harlen renaissance novel.

The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels Bit of a drama queen of a novel.

The Garden of Last Days by Andre Dubus III Great, although I admit to liking the stripper parts a lot more than the terrorist parts.

The House on Fortune Street by Margot Livesey Only the best book I've read in years.

The Bestiary by Nicholas Christoper Probably would have enjoyed more if I gave the slightest shit about animals. I know, I know, sue me.

Just Like Family by Tasha Blaine Compulsively readable NF about nannies.

Wetlands by Charlotte Roche The most juvenile piece of total crap I've ever read. Avoid. AVOID.

The Slippery Year by Melanie Gideon Lovely memoir.

Not Becoming My Mother by Ruth Reichl Read it in a single (short) afternoon! Fun.

Sunnyside by Glen David Gold Does NOT disappoint. Great writer.

The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris God, I love this writer!

Little Bee by Chris Cleave Sad and sweet.

American Parent by Sam Apple Delightful.

Dangerous or Safe by Cara Natterson. Way to freak out completely! But also to calm down.

Legend of a Suicide by David Vann The middle section is incredible.

The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist This book fucking rocks!!! I love a good dystopia.

Mary Robison by One DOA One on the Way I loved this book. LOVED IT. And I don't usually "get" her.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Workt by John M. Gottman. This man is a genius. He can predict divorce with a 93% accuracy rate in FIVE MINUTES.

Bonk by Mary Roach I wish I wrote this book. I need an idea JUST LIKE this one.

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell Did I log this already? It's terrific, I don't care what anyone says.

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks I love a good Jewish novel.