September Book Update

I started school a few weeks ago, so my reading has been moving toward text books.  Oh well, I still have bus rides.  I will get at least a little fun reading done!!!


  • Artemisia by Lapierre, Alexandra- This was a very interesting book.  Artemisia Gentileschi was an Italian painter born in 1593 and died in 1656.  This is a fictionalized version of her life.  This book did a wonderful job of creating the atmosphere that existed then.  It also did a great job at showing how complicated the life of a female artist was back then.  Not that it is a walk in the park now, but the only reason Artemisia was able to work in one of the royal courts was because her husband also worked there.
  • Night of the Radishes by Benitez, Sandra– This book was underwhelming.  The plot is really interesting.  It is about a woman whose twin sister died when she was in middle school and then her father committed suicide when she was in high school and at the beginning of the book her mother dies of cancer.  Her mother’s last wish is that the daughter (main character) finds her estrange brother.  But I just never really connected to it.  The writing just was not very engaging to me.

To Be Read

  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Rawls, Wilson
  • The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Diaz, Junot
  • A Walk in My World: International Short Stories about Youth edited by Mazer, Anne
  • The Color of Magic by Pratchett, Terry
  • Jane Eyre by Bronte, Charlotte
  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • The Space Between Us by Umrigar, Thirty
  • The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
  • Orlando by Woolf, Virginia
  • Tropic of Orange by Yamashita, Karen Tei
  • The Turn of the Screw by James, Henry
  • The Other Side of Paradise by Chin, Stacyann
  • The Ice Princess by Lackberg, Camilla
  • Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Flagg, Fannie
  • Helen Keller: The Story of My Life by Keller, Helen
  • Like Water for Chocolate by Esquivel, Laura
  • The Fortune Cookie Chronicles by Lee, Jennifer
  • The Namesake by Lahiri, Jhumpa

What books have you read lately?  Have you read any of these books?  I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions.


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