Oscar Wao was indeed wondrous. A little Ignatius, a little Holes, a little Victor Hugo, and something all its own. Cane fields and putas. What a great book!
With great delight got The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest and The Help. Am really pleased with myself.
Not so much with the rest of life. Slo-mo apocalypse in the Gulf. Death all around-two high school friends and the beloved grandson of another friend. Headache right now. Bitten by my own dog. Had to leave Spring River after only 27 hours because of a combination of a neurotic dog and my own neurosis. But had one perfect day.
Two good things: Finished the latest draft of my YA sci fi/fantasy novel that has been called variously Invasion and Interminable.
Launched my inflatable canoe, christened her Elessa, Lessie for short. Love her.
17. The Short Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
16. Await Your Reply, Michael Chaon
15. The Higher Power of Lucky, Susan Patron
14. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane,Katherine Howe
13. Dragon Haven, Robin Hobb
12. The Hemmingses of Monticello: An American Family, Annette Gordon-Reed
11. Bookman’s Wake, John Dunning
7-10. The Spellman Files, The Curse of the Spellmans, Revenge of the Spellmans, The Spellmans Strike Again, Lisa Lutz
6. Bardo: Interval of Possibility, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
5. Booked to Die, John Dunning
4. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
3. The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larson
2. Beautiful Creatures
1. The Silver Mage, Katherine Kerr
1-6 Rune Blade Trilogy, Sword in Exile Trilogy, Ann Marston