Summer Reading List

Per Mariposa here is my list:

  1. Dress Your Family in Courduroy and Denim by David Sedaris. I'm halfway through it, but had to have a little hiatus to read some work stuff.
  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, yeah, yeah, I’m a Potter fan. I promised myself I won’t watch the next movie until I’ve read the book.
  3. This Bridge We Call Home by Gloria Anzaldúa, this was a graduation gift from mi guerito, JP.
  4. The Workshop: Seven Decades of the Iowa Writers Workshop, it’s supposed to give you a feel of what the place is like. I was a little disappointed when I saw no Latino writers in it.
  5. Ten Little Indians by Sherman Alexie, I had started this book but got sidetracked.
  6. The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order, I will supplement this reading with Bust magazine and Bitch.
  7. Magical Urbanism by Mike Davis, I’ve read chapters of this book for class and papers, but now that I have time, I was to read the entire thing.
  8. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Marquez, I’m on a quest to read all of his works.
  9. The General in His Labyrinth again by Marquez
  10. Living to Tell the Tale, once again, by Marquez. I’ve had this book since it came out, but haven’t been able to finish reading it because I got back and read chunks of One Hundred Years of Solitude.


cindylu said...

I absolutely loved Ten Little Indians. I went on a Sherman Alexie binge after that, and it was well worth it.

mariposatomica said...

I've been meaning to get the Anzaldúa book. Thanks for the reminder. Didn't Sandra Cisneros take classes at the Iowa workshop? I don't remember. Anyway, it will be nice to see Latino writers in it.

La Brown Girl said...

I read The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven for a class a couple years ago and loved it. I'd love to read more of his books, but people don't usually sell them to Half Price Books.

I can't wait to get started on Anzaldúa. Cisneros did attend the workshop as did Alicia Gaspar de Alba and I believe Junot Diaz did too.

Daily Texican said...

Hmmm. I'll try.

César said...

LBG, oyes, I'm currently reading The Workshop and although there is no Latino writer, the stories are a testament to that program. I'm enthralled with the stories I have read and it just opens whole new doors about stories from other people's lives y so on. As a writer myself, I absorb these elements from these authors and then focus them with a Latino slant.

I recommend Judith Ortiz-Cofer, Barry Lopez, and if you can get your hands on any of the "Non-Required Reading" anthologies--those are great. You also may be interested in this.