My whole life has been defined by reading. As a child, I was a total bookworm. Brought my books everywhere: at my parent's dinner parties, church, and snuck them behind my textbooks in school. I re-read everything- it wouldn't be unusual for me to read a favorite 6-7 times. I would get in trouble for reading under the covers after the lights were supposed be out.
So, it has concerned me in my life when I've stopped reading. Like now- it's been a few months since I've really been into anything, and it's not for lack of trying. I've been to see Jeanette Winterson speak this spring, and bought and enjoyed a few chapters of her memoir. I've flown through some easy reads, and tried buying other novels from favorite authors. But nothing is really pulling me in, in that can't-put-it-down, have-to-read-this-every-second-I-have-a-chance, so-bummed-I've-finished-it, sort of way. The last time this happened, about 8 years ago, my wise friend advised me to read Amy Tan's Joy Luck Club. Which worked. I was happily back into reading, and soon after discovered Barbara Kingsolver, by way of The Poisonwood Bible, which was a page turner. Then, Nicole Krauss' History of Love was the next to be saturated. Some other favorites:
So, now that you know my favorite kinds of books, let me know, what should be the next read that will pull me back in?