With the new year just getting underway, it’s time again for Jenny and I to share recommendations with each other to read during the coming year. This is a favorite tradition for both of us, both because we almost always enjoy each other’s picks and because it’s fun to see each other’s reactions. So what’s on tap for this year?
Teresa’s Picks for Jenny
- White Rage by Carol Anderson
- Version Control by Dexter Palmer
- As We Are Now by May Sarton
- Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer
- Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Jenny’s Picks for Teresa
- Hild by Nicola Griffith
- Home by Toni Morrison
- The Carhullan Army by Sarah Hall
- The Puttermesser Papers by Cynthia Ozick
- The Gastronomical Me by M.F.K. Fisher
Jenny: I knew you were going to choose White Rage. You’re practically handing that one out on street corners. I can’t wait to read it. But some of the others are surprises. I’ve never read anything by Kundera — he’s always been on my periphery. I’m really looking forward to that. And Version Control sounds fascinating.
Teresa: My goal is to get as many people to read White Rage as possible, so it was an obvious pick. I was sort of expecting (and hoping for) Hild and The Carhullan Army. The others are all books I’ve had on my radar to try, so I’m looking forward to them all. Another great reading year, here we come!