I haven’t done an official caterpillar list in awhile, but after the most recent CCSBC post I figured I should
27) Best American Short Stories 2007 – the shorter the story, the more I liked it. It reminded me a bit of reading the Junior Great Books as a kid
28) It’s Raining Cupcakes by Lisa Schroeder – fun book set in Oregon, which made it even more fun to read with my little sister
29) The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell – liked it about as much as outliers which is to say, not much
30) Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout –I think the point gets missed because of the layout/style. I liked this book, but it was missing something. Many of the stories felt stilted and some seemed unfinished. I realize this leaves an opening for the reader but at least two just felt like cop-out endings
31) The Teammates: A Portrait of Friendship by David Halberstram – poorly written, felt like 20000 news articles with some repeating information from others and yet in no logical order. I like some of the stuff I learned just didn’t like the way it was written. Johnny Pesky makes me cry in real life and in every article and picture I see of him and this was no exception. I also didn’t realize how big of a jerk Williams was.
I also re-read previous Caterpillar book, To Kill a Mockingbird. Not only is it my favorite book of all time, it is also the book club book for our next meeting. I can’t wait!
What are you reading? What have you read lately? What’s up next?