Wednesday, February 02, 2011
What Are You Reading in 2011?
Hi Meltingpot Readers,
So yesterday I wrote a blog post for the Girlfriends Book Club about my New Year's Resolution to read more books in 2011. Now, those of you who know me, know that I already read a heck of a lot of books, but I'm doing something a little different this year. I'm reading with purpose. I'm reading to prepare myself to write my next novel. I'm reading only really good novels that will both inspire and instruct. So far this is what my list looks like:
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Room by Emma Donoghue
What is the What by Dave Eggers
If Sons, Then Heirs by Lorene Cary (Release date May 2011)
I would love to have anybody else's suggestions of books that changed your life (fiction only please) and/or books that you deem the best of the best. And people, you know I have a penchant for books that feature colorful characters, although I'm not against a good story with only White people :) I love White people too.
I have to admit, that this plan for deliberate reading was actually inspired by BrownGirl Speaks' Quirky Brown Book Challenge. I love her list, but I decided to create one of my own. My dear readers, what's on your list for 2011?