Here’s what I came home with (in case you’re wondering, I’m listing them according to physical size and where they actually sit in the tower, so it’s smallest to biggest. Thank heaven Barnes & Noble doesn’t sort that way.)
A Confederacy of Dunces by Toole
The Idiot by Dostoevsky
Island Murders by Canada
For the Sake of Elena by George
Seven Up by Evanovich
Basket Case by Hiaasen
A Patchwork Planet by Tyler
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by Rowling
Wise Blood by O’Connor
The English Patient by Ondaatje
Belle Weather by Rivenbark
The Bible Salesman by Edgerton
Water for Elephants by Gruen
I, Richard by George
Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith by Lamott
Blue Shoe by Lamott
Thirteen bucks. Grace (Eventually) is the only book I’ve read and I’m thrilled to have my own copy after hoarding a friend’s copy all last winter. For the Sake of Elena is also looking strangely familiar and I’m thinking it might be one I donated a couple of years ago.
So. I have my beach and bed-time reading cut out for me for a while. I started with A Confederacy of Dunces based on Kirsten’s recommendation (even if I didn’t win her contest).
Any suggestions for what to read next? What from this list did you like? Throw across the room? Never heard of?
Inquiring minds want to know.