Thursday, May 1, 2008

May is Get Caught Reading Month

During this month celebrities will appear in ads to remind people of the joys of reading. I visited the site, and viewed some of the posters. Though the photography is nice, the book titles were not always visible. It made me wonder what authors actually read.

The Gardiner Public Library in Maine has an online Celebrity Reading List at Started in 1988, the list features authors, TV personalities, movie stars, politicians, and athletes. I thought it would be fun to check out what a few authors liked to read and/or recommended.

Stephen King –Fifth Business by Robertson Davies and Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Jodi Picoult – The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman
R. L. Stine – Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
Jeffrey Archer –Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Robin Cook – A Distant Mirror by Barbara Tuchman
Ray Bradbury - The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West
Mary Higgins Clark -The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini
Janet Evanovich - Comics featuring Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie Duck, and Uncle Scrooge
Ken Follett - The Tale of the Fierce, Bad Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Sue Grafton - Snobs by Julian Fellowes

One of my all-time favorites is A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving because I can remember laughing and crying all the way through the book. Owen was described by Irving with such expertise that I still have a vivid picture of him in my mind.

The book I’d currently be ‘caught reading’ is The Boxcar Kid by ArcheBooks author Dick Miller.

What are your favorite books? And, what book will you be ‘caught reading’ this month?

Thanks for stopping by. See you next week.

Jane Kennedy Sutton
Author of The Ride (to be released by ArcheBooks Publishing)

Tags: The Ride, Archebooks, Stephen King, Picoult, Evanovich, Grafton, Boxcar Kid, John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

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