Goodreads. As I flipped through it, I realized that my note taking was terrible. I don't remember reading many of the books, and even when I do remember the book, I can't exactly remember what it was about.
For example, in June 2005, I apparently read a book called The Lady & the Unicorn. It was recommended by a friend of mine, and I have absolutely no recollection of it at all. Look, I didn't even write down the author's name.
After doing some research, I still don't recognize the book. And, judging the by cover (which I admit to doing all the time) it doesn't even look like something I'd pick up. I'm completely baffled that I ever read this.
Later that summer, I also read Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five.
wrote about this one on the blog, and as I read what I wrote, I'm like, what? Aliens? Why don't I remember this?! I told my friend Mark earlier tonight that I'm going to have to re-read this one at some point.
Thankfully there are entries that I absolutely remember and am glad to have captured:
|Read May 2007, Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote. My thoughts: LOVED it. I've really come to love Mr. Capote's writing style. Very simple, yet so full. Different than the movie and of course, better.|
So, speaking of books I need to read again, I also decided tonight that it might be interesting to re-read Sidney Sheldon's Master of the Game. I remember loving it 20+ years ago, but again, don't remember many details. I wonder if it holds up. I'd also like to re-read Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities. I remember loving it too. (The movie, not so much.) Both are great summer reads, so they're on my agenda this year. Stay tuned.