My favorite books

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Anne Sexton, A Biography by Diane Middlebrook

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At the library in which I work we have a “staff favorites” display. Each month a new staff person is featured, and this month I am the lucky one.

And so I’ve been thinking about my favorite books. I feel very scatterbrained about the whole thing. So I am going to just list them here and add to the list as I think of something. Since I can access this site from anywhere this is the perfect medium for this sort of thing. So you can either ignore or enjoy :).

Anderson, M.T. Feed.
Austen, Jane. Emma.
Cervantes. Don Quijote
Chopin, Kate. The Awakening.
Dante. The Inferno of Dante. Robert Pinsky translation.
Dickens, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities.
Eugenides, Jeffrey. Middlesex.
Homer. The Oyssey. Stanley Lombardo Translation.
Kesey, Ken. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.
Lewis, C.S. The Chronicles of Narnia.
McEwan, Ian. Amsterdam.
Norris, Frank. The Octopus.
O’Connor, Flannery. Complete Short Stories.
Pullman, Phillip. The His Dark Materials trilogy.
Rowling, J.K. Any Harry Potter Book.
Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings.
Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Wharton, Edith. The House of Mirth.

Albert, Judith & Stewart Edward Albert. The Sixties Papers.
Bryson, Bill. A short history of nearly everything.
Franken, Al. Lies and the lying liars who tell them: a fair and balanced look at the Right.
Frasier, Antonia. Marie Antionette.
Keillor, Garrison. Good Poems.
Middlebrook, Diane Wood. Suits Me: the double life of Billy Tipton.
Middlebrook, Diane Wood. Anne Sexton: a biography.
Sexton, Anne. The complete poems of Anne Sexton.
Starr, Kevin. Embattled Dreams: California in war and peace, 1940-1950.
Stevenson, Anne. Bitter Fame: a life of Silvia Plath.

Picture Books
Bemelmans, Ludwig. Madeline.
Feiffer, Jules. Bark, George!
Keillor, Garrison. The Old Man who loved Cheese.
Plourde. Wild Child.
Schneider. Chewy Louie.
Skorpen. We were tired of living in a house.

One thought on “My favorite books

  1. If you liked Narnia, or any other fictional writings with spiritual allegories, I have book to recommend to you.

    The book is titled “The Fall of Lucifer”, written by Wendy Alec.

    The book opens with the three Angelic brothers, Lucifer, Michael and Gabriel, in heaven before the fall. Over the course of the book, the essence of the angels is developed. The controversy arises when God created man to be higher than the angels, in that we are created in the image of God. Lucifer was embittered to the point of rebellion.

    Various historical events are incorporated, and the plot offers the perspective of an angel into the events. The novel develops the beauty of heaven and the grotesque quality of hell, the depths of evil, and the beauty of grace. It communicates these themes through beautiful imagery and an intriguing plot. The beautiful imagery would make for amazing scenery!

    This is a fast read, 300-page novel that is consuming to the imagination and penetrating to the heart. I hope they make this book into a movie. It would be amazing. If you have time, I hope you enjoy it!


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