Ok, so… I had this awesome, thoughtful, and funny post written and then wordpress ate it. And I had to re-make the book list with all of the links and everything and it took me FOREVER. So you are getting the abbreviated version. Sad face and frustration inserted here.
Here are the cliffnotes: I buy most of the books from powells for myself (some I get on the kindle, but only about 2-3 depending). I buy a mix of used and new to keep the cost of the investment a little lower. But! The winner of today’s list will get a box-o-books with all of them In Real Life. That wasn’t thoughtful or funny, sigh. Technology you have thwarted me!!!
1.) 11/22/63 by Stephen King
2.) The Magicians by Lev Grossman
3.) Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
4.) The People of Paper by Salvador Plascencia
5.) Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
6.) Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
7.) Run With the Horsemen by Ferrol Sams
8.) The Likeness by Tana French
9.) Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar
10.) A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
11.) Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
12.) Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
13.) A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
14.) Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes
15.) Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon (My contribution to the recommendations … Outladner #2)
And the winner of this awesome list as chosen by Random.org! Renee Lawrence! (email me at betterinrealife at the gmail so we can get all the deets handled.)
This is feeling all a little rushed to me, and that is annoying – but I have to run off and catch a flight to Mexico City for some family business this weekend. Which means – no blog for Monday. But! Next week I’ll be talking about early pregnancy fashion: The war on comfort. Have a lovely weekend everything and happy reading!!