Welcome to another installment of Pages From the Past. Every month I have been sharing one year from my old reading journal. We're up to 2002, so let's get right to it...
My Favorite Reads of 2002
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
I also read Straight Man in 2002. Russo is still a favorite author.
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
I have vivid memories of reading this on a beach in Captiva, FL. About as far from a 'beach read' as you can get, it is an all-time favorite.
Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
My favorite novel by this author, I read it on the same vacation as A Fine Balance. I wonder if the sun, surf, and sand influenced my opinion...
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I keep changing my mind as to whether this or Crossing to Safety is my favorite novel.
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
I read a lot of Austen in 2002.
The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett
Read with an online book club and a little outside my comfort zone at that time. I loved the writing and have gone on to enjoy other books by this author.
Jemima J by Jane Green
An entertaining beach read
I Wish I'd Skipped...
Lincoln's Dreams by Connie Willis
Read for an online book group. Not my kind of book... at all.
Lady Chatterly's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
The annual classic selection for my local book club, I may have been the only member to actually finish it. Have not been tempted to read more Lawrence.
The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
I don't remember much about this particular novel, but it's notable because it prompted me to take a break from Amy Tan. Too much of the same thing, perhaps?
Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! by Fannie Flagg
My first audiobook! I have been addicted to audios ever since.
That pretty much sums up my year in reading for 2002. Have you read any of these titles? If you are an audio fan, do you remember your first audiobook or when you began listening?
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