Sunday, December 9, 2007

Only The Beginning

Here is a preliminary list of titles I have put on my top shelf to begin in 2008 for the "In their shoes" challenge:

A Year by the Sea by Joan Anderson
An Unfinished Marriage by Joan Anderson
The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer
Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach
Educating Alice: Adventures of a Curious Woman by Alice Steinbach
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath edited by Karen V. Kukil
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway
Breaking Clean by Judy Blunt
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
Educating Esme by Esme Raji Codell
Illumination and Night Glare: The Unfinished Autobiography of Carson McDullers
Leap Days: Chronicles of a Midlife Move by Katherine Lanpher
A Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas
Without a Map: A Memoir by Meredih Hall
Sleeping Arrangements by Laura Shaine Cunningham
Memoirs of a Book Snake: Forty Years of Seeking and Saving Old Books by David Meyer
The King's English by Betsy Burton
Q's Legacy by Helene Hanff
The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff
An Alphabetical Life by Wendy Werris
Time was soft there by Jeremy Mercer
Okay so that is my list for now. A lot of these titles were on my list and by my bedside for a challenge I never started but wanted to, books about books. A lot of others have a similar theme of running away to discover oneself which I find quite tempting now that my youngest is 18 years old. Anyway, I'm sure my list may morph into more over time but for now, this seems like a good start.

6 comments:

alisonwonderland said...

i haven't read any of those, so i'll be looking forward to your reviews!

Myrthe said...

I haven't read any of the books of your list, so I am looking forward to all your reviews, but especially to the one of the Jill Ker Conway book, because I have that on my wishlist of books I want to read some time.

Bybee said...

sigh...now I have more ideas for my list!

melanie said...

I love memoirs and have read a few on your list. Have fun! I'll be looking to see what you think.

Juli said...

Wow...that is a lot of books. I have a feeling my stack will start growing from yours.

Eva said...

What an impressive list! And I love the picture. :)