Because I’m on (semi-) vacation already, I now have time to read up my new stash of books!
I have the following:
- "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. Just started reading it, so far it’s pretty fun, even though I don’t really agree with the ideals of the story.
- "No Exit and Other Plays" by Jean-Paul Sartre. It’s an existentialist novel. No, I’m not an atheist, but it’s interesting to see how the other side sees things.
- "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett. I had an e-book of this years back, and I loved the story, but my PC got reformatted and I can’t recover the e-book anymore, so I bought a paperback version.
- C.S. Lewis books
- "Space" trilogy. Not a sci-fi fan, but because I’m a C.S. Lewis fan (I love "The Chronicles of Narnia" and "The Screwtape Letters", I’m willing to read these.
- "The Problem of Pain"
- "An Acceptable Time" by Madeleine L’Engle. I liked "A Wrinkle in Time" and "A Swiftly Tilting Planet" (strange, the books are both easy and hard to read), so I thought I’d buy this one.
- "Peter and the Starcatchers" by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. It’s a prequel of Peter Pan’s story.
- "Angela’s Ashes" by Frank McCourt. Hey, it won a Pullitzer, so it’s got to be good, right?
- "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" and "Innocent Erendira and Other Stories" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I’m a fan of GGM, so I bought these books.
- "Regina’s Song" by David and Leigh Eddings. I’m a fan of the Eddings’, so I bought this book even if it’s not fantasy.
There are a few others, but I can’t remember what their titles are right now.
Yeah, my reading interests are pretty varied.:P Strange that I wasn’t able to buy a fantasy book yet, must remedy that.:p It’s my favorite genre, so I need to check out fantasy fiction too. I read Ursula Le Guin’s original three "Earthsea" novels, but I didn’t like them. I also didn’t like Christopher Paolini’s "Inheritance" novels, I felt they were rip-offs of J.R.R. Tolkien and David Eddings. I’ll have to check out Raymond Feist and Brandon Sanderson, tidesong and Bi recommended them to me and I still haven’t checked out their works.x_x
I’m also looking for "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" novel, I still haven’t found a copy of it.
Anyway, if you’ve got good books to recommend, let me know! I’m gonna be back to bookworm mode (and I’ll also be catching up on movies and TV shows, but that’s for a different entry :P), so I’d love to hear about good books out there.:P