Since I’m listing books I’ve read, I probably should list books I’m going/would like to read too. If you have a suggestion, feel free to add it below!
Currently 8 In the Pile (Mentally and/or Literally–it’s certainly not a queue):
- A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments by David Foster Wallace. I have to see if I’ll like Wallace in stuff other than Consider the Lobster
- Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer
- A Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger. Believe it or not, I don’t think I’ve read this one. Heard plenty, but made it through high school and college without having to crack it open.
- The Book of Daniel, E. L. Doctorow. If it could engross Bookman, why not?
- The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain
- Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany by Bill Buford
- Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn. I heard a bit about this one on the radio over a year ago, and it showed up on Bookman’s list of books with which he intends to save his nephew. While I may disagree with my kin on the matter of his beloved F. Scott Fitzgerald I’ve yet to be let down by something he’s recommended before it has been ruined for me by high school.
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. I admit, I want to read this because of the hype. In large part, I want to see how the author handles an autistic narrator.
You might also check out my list at del.icio.us; it’s probably more current.