You’ve gotta read this!

I don’t often post or write about what I’m reading. Maybe because it’s overdone–too many of us cluttering the cosmos with our likes & dislikes–or maybe, as I suggest in this link, it’s a little presumptuous. But I can if I want to–isn’t that the point of it all?–and when Amor Towles, the author of Rules of Civility, came to town, I took the opportunity to shout it from the vantage point of my latest Presidio Sentinel column. I call it “You’ve gotta read this!”

I plan to write a year-end column on people’s favorite reads of 2012. What’s yours? Repeats don’t count, so it can’t be your second go at War & Peace (unless you never finished it the first time) or your annual reading of Pride & Prejudice or my third time through Rules of Civility, although I did, in fact, enjoy it more than anything else I’ve read this year, even on my third reading.


About Alice Lowe

I am a freelance writer, avid reader and Virginia Woolfophile in San Diego, California. My personal essays have been published in more than 90 literary journals and can be followed on my blog: I have published essays and reviews about Virginia Woolf, including two monographs in the Bloomsbury Heritage Series published by Cecil Woolf Publishers, London: "Beyond the Icon: Virginia Woolf in Contemporary Fiction," and "Virginia Woolf as Memoirist."
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3 Responses to You’ve gotta read this!

  1. Lynn says:

    I highly recommend The Hare With Amber Eyes and River of Doubt. I guess those are the two books I enjoyed reading most this year.

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  3. Sigrun says:

    I vote fore something new & something a bit older – YOU’VE GOTTA READ THIS:
    1) Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures
    by Mary Ruefle
    2) The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing
    by Richard Hugo

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