Wednesday, October 5, 2011


My goodreads newsletter hit it out of the park yet again. I mean, they didn't have to try very hard. They just recommended a bunch of books by authors I have read previously. Wham, bam, thank you ma'am. Here's three new books out this month that I might be willing to put down my knitting to read. 

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. The man is an amazing writer, and he has a knack for character development that makes you care about every single character in a story regardless of how many characters there are. They are real and honest and believable. I'm excited to see his modern take on the classic love story. 

 The Damned by Chuck Palahniuk. I find it mildly amusing that they are still advertising "Author of Fight Club" on all of his books regardless of how many successful books he has published. They may as well put a picture of Brad Pitt on the cover. But oh well. Also, truth be told, I haven't read a Palahniuk book in YEARS because I kind of got tired of the hype and also there were a couple of books that didn't quite do it for me. But this one sounds interesting. Here's to hoping.

And a new coffee table book for good measure.Artfully styled photos of pets' chew toys along with a collection of short stories about the same. I find it hysterical that someone came up with this idea, and I really need this in my life.

Thanks, goodreads!


  1. The last Palahniuk book I tried to read was Pgymy but I couldn't get past the broken English....Still love my signed version though ^_^

  2. Those really do look like great selections.

  3. Can't wait to read The Marriage Plot; Eugenides is my fave contemporary author.