Monday, December 3, 2007

Books of 2007 - August

Continuing with the very little reading done months of Summer...

1. Does Christianity Squash Women? by Rebecca Jones. Non-fiction. I'd leave you in suspense but the answer is, ahem, NO. Radical Islam of course, would be another story but I haven't read a book about it yet.

2. Nuremberg The Reckoning by William F. Buckley Jr. Fiction. Crisp, biting, and haunting.

3. Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella. Fiction. I may have mentioned this before but Becky Bloomwood Brandon makes me want to stab my eyes with a toothpick. Surely there are not any real women this vapid. If you know them - Don't tell me. I can't take it. Why do I continue reading these books?

4. The Rules of Gentility by Janet Mullany. Fiction. I have completely forgotten this book.

5. Even June Cleaver Would Forget the Lunch Box by Ann Dunnewold. Non-fiction. Self-important, dense, and un-helpful "self-help".

6. The Man Who Loved Jane Austen by Sally Smith O'Rourke. Fiction. For all that is sacred and good in literature, if you love Jane Austen (as I do), DO NOT READ THIS BOOK. That is all. Do not read. Do not think it will "get better." You are too optimistic and this book does not deserve it.

7. A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell. Fiction. Beautiful, ragged, heartbreaking, unforgettable, messy, horrifying, charming, absorbing, difficult.

8. Cruel as the Grave by Sharon Kay Penman. Fiction. Series mystery. Suitably diverting.

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