Friday, April 4, 2008

What are the last book you read, the best book you’ve read, and the book sitting there on your nightstand waiting to be read?

13 comments:

Dan said...

My answers: Barack Obama’s The Audacity of Hope, The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, and Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.

matt said...

Magical Thinking- Augusten Burroughs, The Dharma Bums- Jack Kerouac, The Other Schulman- Alan Zweibel

asher said...

chip kidd - the learners.
dave eggers - a heartbreaking work of staggering genius.
benjamin kunkel - indecision.

via said...

No Country for Old Men.
Into the Wild.
and
Subject Verb Agreement.

livingood-livingwell said...

- Written with Lead: America's Most Famous and Notorious Gunfights from the Revolutionary War to Today (William Weir)

- Can't really name one single favorite, but a few that jump out quickly are Catcher in the Rye (Salinger), Catch-22 (Heller) and A Confederacy of Dunces (Toole)

- The Road (Cormac McCarthy)

:::Cornfed::: said...

Last book
The Art of War, Sun Tzu

Favorite book
Meggs' History of Graphic Design

On deck
A New Brand World, Bedbury & Fenichell

Solomon said...

L: Truth, Lies and Advertising by Jon Steel.

B: Real Magic by Darwin Ortiz

W: Balser on Advertising by Dan Balser

Note: "W" stands for waiting, and I'm waiting to read it because it hasn't been written yet. Dan?

Ty said...

Last: Private Eyes by Jonathan Kellerman.

Favorite: Just Above My Head by James Baldwin.

Waiting (and partially digested): Hey Whipple, Squeeze This.

Truzen said...

Last: "Brand Hijack"

Best: Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Waiting: Caffeine for the Creative Mind

DanK said...

Last book: Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Favorite book: Pillars of the Earth

Waiting: The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman

Liza Behles said...

The Last of Her Kind - Sigrid Nunez
Cat's Cradle - Kurt V.
Possible Side Effects - Augusten Burroughs

Ross said...

You can tell I just started reading your blog.
Last Book: Then We Came To An End - Joshua Ferris
Favorite Book: Where I'm Calling From - Raymond Carver
Waiting: At Swim Two Birds - Flan O'Brien

Elizabeth Stephens said...

LAST: The Omnivore's Dilemma (Michael Pollan)
BEST: The Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck)
WAITING: Jitterbug Perfume (Tom Robbins)