Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe was entertaining but definitely a product of the 80s. I must have seen the movie because as soon as I started reading, I remembered the basics of the plot. What I found most engaging was the structure and how the multiple points of view across different time periods pieced the main elements of the plot together. For my reading challenges, this will count as a book with a door on the cover, on my TBR 5+ years, between 300 and 400 pages, and 3+ points of view, so it was definitely a good choice in that sense.
Now for shelf #12
I’m not sure why I started reading Howard’s End by E. M. Forster, because I had a lot of options on this shelf. It checks off most of the boxes for a book that usually ends up as a DNF, but I’m over 100 pages in, and I’m completely invested in some of these characters. There are exceptions to every rule, right?
Books I’ve read:
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
- Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley C. Ford
- Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
- The Autobiography of Ben Franklin by Ben Franklin
- All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum
- It Was on Fire When I Laid Down on It by Robert Fulghum
- Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
- An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
- Written in My Heart’s Own Blood by Diana Gabaldon
When I have time to reorganize my shelves, I’ll probably make a separate section for autobiography/memoir. I don’t like that they are mixed in with fiction. I have no idea why I did that.