Sunday, January 9, 2011

Recommended Reading

I always tear out pages of magazines that include book reviews, but I've yet to create a useful system for keeping track of them. This weekend, as I was organizing my apartment, I can across many of these sheets scattered about. In an effort to remember these titles, and to maybe even read them, I'm going to share some recommended reading. I can't speak to them myself, but they were featured in magazines I enjoy, and sound intriguing to me. If you have read any of them, please let us know what you thought!

What I Though I Knew, by Alice Eve Cohen. The memoir of a 44-year old woman who suddenly finds out that she is 6 months pregnant.

The Wisdom Trail: In the Footsteps of Remarkable Women, by Janet Lieberman and Julie Hungar. Interviews and stories from dozens of women who lived through the turbulent times of the mid-20th century.

Dreaming in Hindi, by Katherine Russell Rich. The memoir of a magazine editor who learns Hindi in India and is transformed.

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, by Katherine Howe. A magical tale of uncovering family secrets.

The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder, by Rebecca Wells. A new novel about friendship by the author of The Divine Secrets of the Ya-ya Sisterhood.

Small Wonder, by Barbara Kingsolver. A collection of essays on ecology by a most beloved author.

The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton. A compelling mystery set in England and Australia.

Happy Reading!


Sarah said...

I read "The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane" and "The Forgotten Garden" this past autumn. Though the latter seems to have more press, I liked the Deliverance Dane book just a bit more. Both were great reads, traversed time and place and ones I'd recommend . . . Enjoy!


Caitlin said...

I thought Deliverance Dane sounded really good. Thanks for your thoughts! I think I'll try to read both though.