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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
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"I want my daughters to be beautiful accomplished, and good;to be admired,loved and respected,to have a happy youth,to be well and wisely married, and to lead useful, pleasant lives.." I loved this book. Straightforward, wonderful characters, each ch ...more
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My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
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The Modern Scholar by Megan Lewis
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Discontent and Its Civilizations by Mohsin Hamid
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This book is fantastic!Hamid is one of my favorite writers and his essays do not disappoint! Finally a writer who is willing and able to articulate what was going through his mind as he wrote his superb novels--especially The Reluctant Fundamentalist ...more
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Sostiene Pereira by Antonio Tabucchi
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Approaches to Literature by Michael D.C. Drout
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Professor Drout is an excellent lecturer and holds my interest. Although it seems that all lectures somehow lead to a discussion of Medieval Literature ( his area of expertise, not my favorite) and he often goes off on esoteric tangents, I really lik ...more
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The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy
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Understanding Poetry by Michael D.C. Drout
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A top notch "read" on Audible. Professor Drout is excellent and provides a wonderful introduction to the history and evolution of poetry--practical, understandable and yet sophisticated. I will listen to his other courses.
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The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
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Very well written, surprising plot twists and intriguing characters. The book explores love, hate, and religion. The supposed "miracles" of this very good story never struck me as anything but practical reality or coincidences but I still found it an ...more
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Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose
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I really like the way this book is organized into chapters on Words, Sentences, Paragraphs, Narrative, Characters, Details.etc...She uses passages from a range of literature including classics as well as less known but worthy reads. She has another b ...more
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