Apparently I stopped writing about reading even before I stopped reading. So here are the two books I read in August, the last books I've finished, though I am steaming through "People's History of Christianity" in anticipation of hearing Diana Butler Bass speak this weekend.
In late summer I went to see "Julie and Julia," which I loved, and then I quickly read the two books on which it was based.
#39, "Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously" by Julie Powell is the now-famous story of a woman who hated her job and as a distraction blogged her way through "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." It's amusing and fascinating, and I highly recommend it.
Then I read #40, "My Life in France," by Julia Child. I enjoyed it as a post-war memoir and a slice of life, but it's not nearly such a good book.
At the point my reading came to a crashing halt, I was capping off my Summer of E.M. Forster with "A Passage to India," but I remembered that I don't like it, and I decided–gasp!!!–not to finish it. So scratch that one off the list.
Chances are nil that I will reach my original 60 book goal for the year, but maybe I can still make 50. I'm determined to finish the Bass book, and then I have some others in the sidebar, but I think it's about time for a quick novel. Any suggestions? I've had a recommendation to read "Driftless." What are you reading?