Wednesday, June 30, 2010

book worming

I'm part of a pretty sensational book club comprised of 4 close friends and yours truly.

Right now we are finishing up the best book I've read in the last couple years: "East of Eden" by Steinbeck.
What genius. I've laughed, I've cried, and I've thought about lots of deep stuff. Sorta philosophical if you will.

Oh you will? Great.

As we are beginning the end (last 100 pages coming right up), The Club is discussing what to read next. Maybe something we can really sink our teeth into. Wow, hunger pang.

We're thinking historical fiction. What is your fave historical fiction? Do share. And, if you're very lucky, I might just suggest your book to The Ladies of the Club ("The Ladies of the Club" is the title of a book I couldn't get thru. Bleh book. Great title. Good advice= don't judge a book by it's cover. Yeah. I bet you've never heard that before, have you?).

Historical Fiction I've read and loved:

The Josephine Bonaparte Collection by Sandra Gulland

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

Other Books That I Can't Think of Now by Early Onset Alzheimer's

Your faves please?


Grace Marie said...

Gone With the Wind! best ever.

Don't let the number of pages scare you. plus--arms toned from toting it around. bonus.

Heather B said...

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant, tells the story of Jacob's only daughter. (Jacob from the Bible, but not religious!) Its verrrry good!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE historical fiction!
I have a soft spot in my heart for my first: Exodus by Leon Uris. This would also give some good perpective on today in the Middle East. I went on to read all of his...

Some others:
The Silver Chalice by Costain
The Robe (a classic!)
The Big Fisherman (available used at Amazon)

More, if requested!

Uptown Girl said...

thanks for the suggestions- keep them coming and I will present The Ladies with the best list ever.

Heather- I keep hearing amazing things about The Red Tent, but unfortunately 2 of our book clubbers have already read it (multiple times).

M-Cat said...

I'm not much of a fiction person at all so I'm not a lot of help, but I will say Gone with the Wind is a classic that I try to read every couple of years. Can't go wrong even if you've read it before