August 31, 2009 § 5 Comments
I’m doing the Random Reading Challenge again this time.
I’m currently reading a couple of books; Kazuo Ishiguro’s Nocturnes, and Sir Conan Doyle’s Casebook of Sherlock Holmes. But both of them are short-story genres, and I tend to like to keep my short stories separate, at least an hour (or a day, optimally) in between each of them so that I have time to digest.
Simply put, I need a novel-type book to read.
So here’s the list from which I’m going to randomly choose a book to read:
- Atonement – Ian McEwan
- The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson
- Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder
- The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi
- Evening is the Whole Day – Preeta Samarasan
- The Unconsoled – Kazuo Ishiguro
- The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
- Binu and the Great Wall – Su Tong
- The Piano Teacher – Elfriede Jelinek
- South of the Border, West of the Sun – Haruki Murakami
- Out – Natsuo Kirino
- The Pearl – John Steinbeck
So, at Random.org, [drumroll..], I get number 8.
So, The Five People You Meet in Heaven it’s going to be.
Postscript: I get the feeling I’m going to have to choose another random book very soon. I tend to finish Mitch Albom’s works quite quickly.
If there is any one book from the list above that you would recommend, please do leave me a comment. I’d like to know. 🙂