What I’m Reading

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

– C.S. Lewis

I love reading as much as I love cooking.  And since I always, Always, ALWAYS have a book in hand, I’d love to share some of my favorites as well as what I’ve read lately (the top being the most recent.)  The asterisks indicate the books on the list of 100 best English-language novels published since 1923.  (Maybe I’ll finish the list in my lifetime!)  And I’d happily take any suggestions!

The White Queen  Philippa Gregory

Hot Water  P.G. Wodehouse

Wuthering Heights  Emily Brontë

The Power of Habit  Charles Duhigg

Out of Africa  Isak Dinesen

Daisy Miller  Henry James

The Great Gatsby*  F.Scott Fitzgerald

Candide  Voltaire

The Catcher in the Rye*  J.D. Salinger

Breakfast at Tiffany’s  Truman Capote

Mrs. Dalloway*  Virginia Woolf

Baking Cakes in Kigali  Gaile Parkin

Bossypants  Tina Fey

The Raw Food Detox Diet  Natalia Rose

The Boleyn Inheritance  Philippa Gregory

In Defense of Food (An Eater’s Manifesto) Michael Pollan

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest  Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played with Fire  Stieg Larsson

Emma  Jane Austen

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  Stieg Larsson

The Hunger Games (Trilogy)  Suzanne Collins

1984*  George Orwell

The Omnivore’s Dilemma (A Natural History of Four Meals)  Michael Pollan

French Women Don’t Get Fat  Mireille Guiliano

Eat, Pray, Love  Elizabeth Gilbert

Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual  Michael Pollan

The Time Traveler’s Wife  Audrey Niffenegger

The Lovely Bones  Alice Sebold

Crime and Punishment  Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Lost Symbol  Dan Brown

Shutter Island  Dennis Lehane

Little Women  Louisa May Alcott

The Last of the Mohicans  James Fenimore Cooper

The Bonfire of the Vanities  Tom Wolfe

Spanking the Donkey  Matt Taibbi

All the President’s Men  Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward

Julie & Julia  Julie Powell

Pride and Prejudice  Jane Austen

Twilight (Saga)  Stephenie Meyer

Angels and Demons  Dan Brown

The Fountainhead  Ayn Rand

Slaughterhouse Five*  Kurt Vonnegut

The Da Vinci Code  Dan Brown

The Metamorphosis  Franz Kafka

Night  Elie Wiesel

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  Mark Twain

The Joy Luck Club  Amy Tan

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West  Gregory Maguire

Lord of the Flies*  William Golding

To Kill a Mockingbird*  Harper Lee

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn  Betty Smith

Harry Potter (Series)  J.K. Rowling

Ella Enchanted  Gail Carson Levine


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