Debra Garfinkle (dlgarfinkle) wrote,

Haiku Book Reviews

I haven't done these in a long time. Here are my fave books so far of 2014:

DECEMBER TENTH by George Saunders. Short stories.
Engrossing stories
from a creative talent.
But most are so grim.

THIS IS THE STORY OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE by Ann Patchett. Essays.
Charming collection.
What I liked best, of course, was
her writing advice.

LOVE, DISHONOR, MARRY, DIE, CHERISH, PERISH by David Rakoff. Novel in verse.
Extremely clever
and surprisingly poignant
story told in rhyme.

FLIP: THE INSIDE STORY OF TV’S FIRST BLACK SUPERSTAR by Kevin Cook. Bio of comedian Flip Wilson.
A giant talent
and complex man fought his way
to superstardom.

MOTHER NIGHT by Kurt Vonnegut. Novel.
My first Vonnegut.
Why didn’t I read him sooner?
Now I must read more!

DIET 101: THE TRUTH ABOUT LOW CARB DIETS by Jenny Ruhl. Nonfiction.
Informative book
on the best ways to lose weight
and eat healthily.

DROP DEAD HEALTHY: ONE MAN’S HUMBLE QUEST FOR BODILY PERFECTION by A.J. Jacobs. Nonfiction.
Info about health
presented in a fun way.
I love his humor.

WHAT ALICE FORGOT by Liane Moriarty. Novel.
Page-turner about
the great joys and tough tolls of
marriage, kids, and age.

NOT A MATCH by Brian Donovan. Nonfiction.
Short and funny book
about—eek!-- online dating.
Glad to be married!

BRIDGET JONES: MAD ABOUT THE BOY by Helen Fielding. Novel.
I loved the first book.
I loved this one less. But I’ll
always love Bridget.
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