These books are not arranged in any sort of order in which they will be read, especially because I am itching to read Silver Lining Playbook; I just saw the movie, which is fantastic so obviously now I MUST read the book. The books are always better people, unless we are talking about the book Drive (see my earlier review of that book). The Oscars are this upcoming weekend and I will be selfishly voting for Silver Linings Playbook in every category, even if it's a long shot. Forget Lincoln, Daniel Day Lewis has won enough.
Back to my list, yes, I do realize that this list of books includes zombies and Jane Austen but I am okay with that. A well-rounded library is what I am aiming for and I would say that this is a great start to it. I am one of those people who have gotten hopelessly sucked into The Walking Dead phenomena and World War Z was recommended to me by my friend, Siera, as a must read for any zombie fan.
I am a sucker for anything Jane Austen because it is Jane Austen and I believe that without a doubt, she is the best writer of all time. Forget Shakespeare, he says a lot of stuff, I frankly don't understand. Jane Austen gives me everything I need in a novel: love, a little suspense from time to time, beautiful prose, and some more love thrown in there. I have heard mixed reviews about this book so I will let you know if this holds up to my very high Jane Austen standards.
I don't even remember why I bought The Unbearable Lightness of Being but by the sounds of the characters and the richness that Kundera writes with, I believe I am most excited for this book.
Finally, John Irving... there is something about his writing that draws me in. A truly, fantastic composer of stories and characters so vivid, you feel as though you are walking along side them. (If you haven't read The Cider House Rules you are truly missing out.) I chose this book for 3 reasons: it is written by John Irving, the cover is absolutely stunning, and the size. I feel as though I have accomplished something when I have read a book of that size; it has a weight to it that feels important. I will keep you informed if Irving's Until I Find You, lives up to my expectations of greatness.