Discussion in 'Flicks, Tracks and Paperbacks' started by Megan, Feb 10, 2012.
Guardian does great literary lists and extras like...
POEM OF THE WEEK
BOOK OF THE DAY
Checking this lately
100 BEST NON FICTION BOOKS
Lots of lovely book stuff
And they email to you if you want
I've been reading Perry Mason books.
Also read some novelizations of the Monk and Murder She Wrote books. Really made me appreciate how important charm is when it comes to acting. Because I don't know if professional male writers have trouble writing female characters but both Natalie Teeger from the Monk show and Jessica Fletcher from Murder She Wrote come across much harsher and annoying than they do on television.
I'm reading The Case Against Fragrance by Kate Grenville, which is about the fragrance industry and how the chemicals in fragrance can impact our health, especially people with sensitivities and allergies.
Okay didn’t make my target this year. I ended up working more than expected, but still quite a few years since I’ve read so much.
2017, 36 books. 26 fiction, 10 non-fiction. 16 by women, 20 by men.
I think Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders was probably my favourite. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett I also really liked. A lot more non-fiction this year, mostly biographical.
I just read a really interesting memoir called Gorilla and the Bird : a Memoir of a Mother's Love by Zack McDermott. It's about a man who suffers from bipolar disorder and psychosis, his relationship with his family and his determined, courageous mother who cares for him. He has a good sense of humour so despite the subject matter it's not too dark, and it's very insightful about trauma, psychosis and the treatment for it, which is not always ideal and can be traumatic in itself. I've been reading a lot about this recently because someone close to me is going through this. I've just started another one called Madness - A Memoir by Kate Richards. This one is a lot more dark, but I'm only a few chapters in so far. I hope it has a happy and hopeful ending like the first book does.
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