Thoughts on “The Black Book” by Orhan Pamuk

I read The Black Book by Orhan Pamuk (translated by Maureen Freely) for the World Party Reading Challenge, as November’s country was Turkey. I certainly could have chosen an easier book, but I’d never read Pamuk and was feeling ambitious. About the Book: Galip lives with his wife, Rüya, in Istanbul, where Galip works as …

Thoughts on “Death with Interruptions” by Jose Saramago

I’d wanted to read Death with Interruptions by Jose Saramago ever since I heard about the premise a few years ago. When I found a used copy on the Half Price Books clearance shelves, I snatched it up. About the Book: “The following day, no one died.” (p.1) Thus begins Death with Interruptions, written by …

Books for Your Ears: Fiction Favorites

A few Fridays ago I introduced a miniseries featuring some of my favorite audiobooks. This week, I’ll be focusing on fiction. I’m so excited to share these picks with you! The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (narrated by Barbara Rosenblat and Cassandra Morris) Of course, I must start with the audiobook that got …

Thoughts on “The Housekeeper and the Professor” by Yoko Ogawa

I first read The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa a few years ago. I picked it up again because my book group selected it for their November read. About the Book: “We called him the Professor. And he called my son Root, because, he said, the flat top of his head reminded him …

Thoughts on “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini

The World Party Reading Challenge country for October was Afghanistan. I chose to read A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. About the Book: A Thousand Splendid Suns spans thirty years of Afghan history, from the 1970s to 2003, and focuses on the lives of several Afghan women. It’s tough to say more about the …