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18 Must-Read Books
Eighteen books you'd want to have with you on a desert island.
1. The Master Butcher's Singing Club by Louise Erdrich
2. Anything else Louise Erdrich wrote
All of her novels are linked together. She is part Chippewa and part German, I think, writes about these groups in history and more, and sets the books in rural North Dakota. And she does it quite beautifully.
3. A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel.
This extremely talented writer has a fantastic ability to use the point of view of a child in her memoir. I mean, very convincingly. Lovely and funny. This book has a good sequel, too.
4. Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder.
This one is about Paul Farmer, the American doctor who decided to practice in Haiti and started Partners in Health, now a multinational organization providing health care. First-hand account of what it's like in Haiti, and this amazing doctor.
5. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.
Amazing Harlem Renaissance writer. Why do I read books that make me cry?
6. The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan.
A history/natural history of economically important plants. A lot more interesting than it sounds. Mr. Pollan goes into the history and future of apples, potatoes, tulips and marijuana, and how they affect mankind. Also, how mankind affected them.
7. James, the Connoisseur Cat by Harriet Hahn.
Fun! About a cat who literally has it all figured out. Especially good if you like cats: and this ain't no downstream cat. I understand this one has a sequel, too. I am going to have to get it.
8. Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver.
Just read it, if you haven't already!
9. Poisonwood Bible by her is not bad, either. She actually can take you to the Congo.
Her later books get a little preachy, which is okay if you need it.
10. The Tin Drum by Gunther Grass.
Icky but amazing.
11. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri.
Amazing, and not quite as icky.
12. Disturbances in the Field by Lynne Sharon Schwarz.
Why do I keep reading books that make me cry?
13. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson.
Sassy British writer. A mystery, sorta. Can't get enough of sassy British writers. This one has a pretty good sequel, too.
14. Ice Cream Larry by Daniel Pinkwater.
15. Also: The Big Orange Splot
Okay, these are children's books, but who cares? Be lighthearted for a change. He is hilarious, esp. Ice Cream Larry. Also: get Guys From Space and just about any Pinkwater you can get your hands on. How about Toothgnasher Superflash?
16. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway.
This book may be hard to locate. Poignant autobiography about his years in Paris + writing + his family. I guess I have a thing about memoir.
17. The Once and Future King by T. H. White.
The Camelot story. My favorite part is where Arthur remembers all the wisdom from having been the animals Merlyn had changed him into, in order to be able to draw the sword from the stone.
18. The Voice That is Great Within Us 20th century poetry anthology. I just had to throw some poetry in there. William Carlos Williams, all the lovelies; it will give you a taste for who you want to get a whole BOOKFUL of!