Find Me Some Fiction

As I’m just starting to revise the novel I wrote for NaNoWriMo, it’s occurred to me that I haven’t been reading much fiction lately, and it might be a good idea to change that.

So, I need some suggestions for fiction reading. I’ve got a copy of The Plot Against America waiting to be read, and I’ve made an note to get a copy of Octavia Butler’s Kindred. I’ve also had a desire recently to finish Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, which I started a while back but never finished. I’m also thinking of rereading The Third Life of Grange Copeland, an old favorite of mine by Alice Walker

I’ve also started reading Anne Lamot’s Bird by Bird : Some Instructions on Writing and Life, and I realize I’ve never read any of her fiction. And the same goes for Anne Tyler, whose Digging to America sounds interesting too.

So, I’m asking for some fiction recommendations. You can leave them in the comments here, or at my should-read list on All Consuming.

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3 Responses to Find Me Some Fiction

  1. Alex says:

    I must recommend again Ursula K. LeGuin’s fantastic The Left Hand of Darkness. :) You shan’t be dissapointed. Trust me.

  2. Lorin says:

    Remains of the Day.
    Simply describes the devastation that suppression of self can cause.

  3. I would have to agree with Alex’s comment above. The Left Hand of Darkness is simply stunning, though I would also recommend LeGuin’s The Dispossessed. But I would probably put Butler’s Kindred above both of those. It’s a pretty quick read, also.

    I’m currently reading Zadie Smith’s On Beauty and I just got Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy (which is arguably more popular than Harry Potter in England!) for my birthday.

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