Twitterature / October 2014

A Twitter-inspired look at books I’ve been reading recently.  (And here’s what I read last month.)  What’s on your bookshelf these days?

6224935This is Where I Leave You / Jonathan Tropper
A book club pick from before I joined the group. Witty, poignant and raw, it reads like it’ll be made into a movie (which it was). I disliked the narrator quite a bit, but still enjoyed the book.


Defending Jacob / William Landay
Part legal thriller and part family drama.  Full of secrets, twists, and the unconditional love of a father.  A dark story, but one that captivates.

1736739Olive Kitteridge / Elizabeth Strout
A languidly slow, rich book – Strout wrote stories to savor.  This book is ordinary, and it is precisely that which makes it so beautiful and so exceptional.  Olive Kitteridge was awarded a Pulitzer Prize – a courageous decision.

17262126Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking / Anya von Bremzen
Digging in to Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking is not for the faint of heart – it’s a bit on the long side, rich with Soviet history and  filled with family memories and descriptions of meals that will make you want to go make a snack right now.  With mayonnaise.  I absolutely loved it.


I’m linking up with Anne Bogel for her Twitterature series. Hop on over to Modern Mrs. Darcy for more.


6 thoughts on “Twitterature / October 2014

    1. awastell Post author

      I did hear about that, Jeannie. I’m curious to see how they do it. There’s so little overall plot, just lots of beautiful life details.

  1. cassierauk

    I did not get into Tropper’s book but I think the movie will be hilarious. All of the other books have been on my radar, they will have to moved up the pile a bit! The Soviet Cooking book has been all over the Splendid Table and it sounds fascinating!

  2. dawnomite

    I thought Olive Kitteridge was very good, and I read it years ago. I think I heard Frances McDormand is playing her in the miniseries – and that’s an excellent choice.

  3. Pingback: What I’m Into / October 2014 | Team Wastell

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