i saw this over at mariko's site and thought it was a great idea. basically you blog the books you've read in the hopes that someone out there in blogland wants to swap you for another book and hello- new books for everyone. so here are three books for you:
the hours by michael cunningham. this is about 3 different women in 3 different time periods. one of them is virginia woolf (played by nicole kidman in the movie version). it weaves back and forth between their lives and i thought it was very good. i liked it better than the movie, even though i enjoyed that, too.
the lovely bones by alice sebold. this is told from the pov of a young girl who is murdered. after her death she is able to observe her family and friends over the course of time and can see the effect that her death has on them. i didn't like the writing style at times but the story was captivating.
pardon the 10% off sticker on this but it was the only picture i could find. vanity fair by william makepeace thackery. it's a tale of two women, sweet but timid amelia and the sharp and cunning rebecca, both trying to make their way in the world. it's full of intrigue and social backstabbing and i liked it a lot. please read this before seeing the movie (which i hear on good authority is awful).
if you're interested in any of these, email or leave a comment here. happy reading!
shopgirl by steve martin. i read this a long time ago and i can't remember much except that it's about a young woman who is depressed and might be going through some kind of crisis. and i believe her has an older boyfriend. it's being made into a movie, which steve martin is probably in.