And so, for what it's worth, here is what I will be reading and why:
Set in 1962 and the current day in Italy and Hollywood. How can I resist?
Choosing to believe the hype.
Road trip novel. And look at that cover!!
Rich waspy kids in the late 80s.
This is the first novel written by the author of Salvage the Bones, my favorite book of the past year.
Howard is a family friend and always, always good for an engaging read.
I've had this one on hold at the library for months, and it finally came in. It's been so long I can't even remember what it's about.
I just finished Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett about her friendship with this fellow writer, Lucy Grealy.
A fictional account of Flannery OConnor's life after leaving New York to live in her hometown in Georgia.
This was accidentally shelved with the Judy Blume books in the kids' section at the library...I can only assume I was meant to find it.
I should also add 1Q84 to my list, because I promised my friend, Tricia, I'd try...what's another 946 pages?