Kraken’s Book List


Kraken's Night Stand

Recently, I’ve developed an interest in other bloggers list of favorite/influential/must read books. I love trying to glean what their lists says about their, personalities, style and likes. I ask myself, do we have the same taste in books? If we met, could we have a discussion, a meeting of the minds? And I’m always on the hunt for a new title. So in no particular order and certainly not comprehensive, here is my list of my favorite books.

East of Eden, John Steinbeck

Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov

Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving

Gilead, Marrilynne Robinson

Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys

Winner-Take-All Politics, Jacob Hacker & Paul Pierson

Big Short, Michael Lewis

Garden Spells, Sarah Addison Allen

Red Tent, Anita Diamant

Buster Midnight’s Café, Sandra Dallas

Prince of Tides, Pat Conroy

Great Santini, Pat Conroy

Garden Primer, Barbara Damrosh

Tomatoes Loves Carrots, Louise Riotte

Lasagna Gardening, Pat Lansa

Republic Lost,   Lawrence Lessig

Barrytown Trilogy—The Commitments, The Snapper, The Van, Roddy Doyle

Absurdistan, Gary Shteyngart

Super Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteygart

You Suck: A Love Story, Christopher Moore

Bite Me, Christopher Moore

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Friend, Christopher Moore

Blessed Are the Cheese Makers, Sarah-Kate Lynch

Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

Searching for Tamsen Donner, Gabrielle Burton

At Home, Bill Bryson

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen

The Help, Kathryn Stockett

Let’s Take the Long Way Home, Gail Caldwell

Drinking: A Love Story, Caroline Knapp

Sookie Stackhouse Books 1-5, Charlaine Harris

Mistress of Spices, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel

Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver

Mythology, Edith Hamilton

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Helen Simonson

Angela’s Ashes, Frank McCourt

Teacher Man, Frank McCourt

History of God, Karen Armstrong

Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, James Carroll

Blood, Bones & Butter, Gabrielle Hamilton

Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Annie Barrows & Mary Ann Shaffer

I'm open to suggestions so please let me know your favorite book!


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