(a) Fiction book
(c) Non-fiction book
(d) A fourth book of your choice from any genre
Explain why the books are essential reads in no more than 30 words per book.
Fiction: The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd-This book broadens parameters and redefines the meaning of family in ways that are both enlightening and entertaining. Plus, it's set in South Carolina.
Autobiography: Lost in Place: Growing Up Absurd in Suburbia (Erm, memoir, autobiography...semantics!) Like this adolescent aspiring Zen Monk, I had aspirations far beyond those of the typical adolescent and, parents far beyond typical Earth dwellers.
Non-Fiction: The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion- Joan explores love, friendship, symbiosis and grief in this novel in a way that is so raw and naked. This is pure emotive porn for the psychological voyeur.
My Choice: The Intellectual Devotional: As a child, the dictionary was my bible. As an aspiring adult, this book, an empty journal and a black pen with a comfort grip is all I (currently) need.
I chose these books namely because they flew under the radar. I hold a special place in my heart for the classics, but my right hemisphere can't help but carve a niche for the trendsetters. I'm also going to tag a few folks, cause I'm nosey:
1. Post the award on your blog.
2. Link me for giving it to you.
3. Link the originating post here.
4. Pass the award on to five more deserving people.
5. Post these rules for your recipients.
And here is where I (per usual) bend 'le rules'. I'm nominating one blogger; Ms. Bar B. of A Place of Comfort. Ms Bar B. regularly spins tell-all tales of life's perfect imperfections.