Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Five Books I'm Reading (August Edition)

* LES MISERABLES -- Hugo's masterpiece, humanity's masterpiece.

* CONTEMPORARY FICTION -- brilliant collections of post-1970 short stories by American authors.

* TO THE LIGHTHOUSE -- Nicole Kidman's audio performance of Virginia Woolf's classic.

* A DISTANT MIRROR -- Barbara Tuchman's authoritative history of the dismal 14th century.

* THE HOLY QUR'AN -- Just got a one-volume version of Yusuf Ali's translation, with exhaustive commentary.