Read On :: Book Picks from Lynn Green
(Yes, there is a theme here - my life being not-so-exciting I'm using this blog to peak into others'.)
Lynn's picks have never steered me wrong. Her descriptions make me want to read every one of these, but I think I'll start with The History of Love. Let me know what you think of the series!
The current pick of my book club. It’s a sweet romantic novel about a British widower who falls for a Pakistani shop keeper in his village, upsetting many of his very proper friends and neighbors. The author, Helen Simonson, has some very insightful things to say about human relationships and the difficulties in crossing cultural boundaries.
Book you can't wait to read next:
This is not exactly a sleeper since it won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2009, but it’s a quiet book, with amazing power to get right to the heart of its characters. Olive, in particular, is a character I’ll never forget — feisty, flawed and heart-breaking.
I tend to read a book or two by a lot of different authors instead of picking one author and sticking with him (or her). A few contemporary authors that I really admire are Jonathan Franzen, Barbara Kingsolver, Ann Patchett and Michael Lewis.The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell, an epic historical novel by an amazingly talented writer -- sort of Shogun meets The Da Vinci Code. I’m a slow reader but I finished all 500-plus pages of this one pretty fast because I was dying to know what happened to the two star-crossed lovers.
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