Went to down to Pennywise books in Pacific Beach today and traded some old books for these. Some of these authors I’ve read before and others I have not. Have you read any of these?

The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson.

Chromosome 6 by Robin Cook

Subterranean by James Rollins

Baudolino by Umberto Eco

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

5 Comments on “New Books

  1. Hey Shannon,
    Oryx and Crake is a good, if strange, book. Have you read any of Margaret Atwood’s other books? I found this one to be one of the more enjoyable ones (although I do generally enjoy most of her work) and the characters in this book have been picked up by Atwood in some of her other, more recent, offerings.

    Good luck, I hope you enjoy them all,
    xx GnG xx

    • I’ve only read the Handmaid’s Tale. But I also have The Year of the Flood at home (still haven’t read it!)

      • Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale was very important in my progress as reader and writer, but I haven’t read her other works. Perhaps it is time I did….

  2. The Year of the Flood is good too… It does overlap with Oryx and Crake though so I’d read that first. I quite liked The Handmaid’s Tale but I studied it SO vigourously at A-Level that I don’t think I could read it again!!

  3. Wonderful books! Umberto Eco is awesome! I loved his book ‘The Name of the Rose’. Many of my friends whose literary taste I admire have recommended Dodie Smith’s ‘I Capture the Castle’ to me many times. It is a book that I definitely want to read. Happy Reading!

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