Over the past several months I've been sharing highlights from my old reading journal. I hope these posts have been as enjoyable for you as the memories are for me. Opening my journal to 2003, I found...
My Favorite Books Read in 2003
Independent People by Haldor Laxness
Read with an online book group. This Icelandic saga surely helped the author win a Nobel Prize.
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
This is the edition which opened my eyes to the importance of translation.
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
I've reread this least once since 2003 and still love it.
The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch
Has it really been 12 years since I read this book? Keep meaning to read more Murdoch...
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
I'm pretty sure Oprah prompted me to reread this all-time favorite.
The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
I must have started sharing books with my oldest daughter around this time. She loved it, too.
The Secret History by Donna Tart
Another book I shared with my oldest daughter, although she read it several years later. The Goldfinch is still waiting on my kindle...
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Who knew Jane had a sense of humor?
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Not my favorite Wharton, but still enjoyable.
One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
A hit with the book club, too.
Clara Callan by Richard B. Wright
narrated by Anne Twomey and Joanna P. Adler
Possibly my first experience with multi-narrator productions. I loved everything about this book!
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
This lead to a very good book club discussion.
Have you read any of these books? What were you reading in 2003?
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