Bruce Gillespie

A blog by freelance writer and editor Bruce Gillespie.

Recommended reading

I often find myself being asked for book recommendations this time of year, as people go about their holiday shopping, and I am always happy to give them. So, in no particular order, here are some of the good books I read in the past year (most of which are new, but some of which are older titles I only got around to reading in the past 12 months):


Run by Ann Patchett (HarperCollins Publishers, 2007)

The Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson (Random House, 2007)

The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall (HarperCollins Publishers, 2007)

Axis by Robert Charles Wilson (2007, Tor)

The Black Tower by Louis Bayard (HarperCollins Publishers, 2008 )


Drive by Tim Falconer (Viking Canada, 2008 )

Fatal Tide by David Leach (Viking Canada, 2008 )

Leave the Building Quickly by Cynthia Kaplan (HarperCollins Publishers, 2007)

Why I’m Like This by Cynthia Kaplan (HarperCollins Publishers, 2002)

The Long Walk Home by Liane Faulder (Brindle & Glass Publishing, 2007)

Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit (Penguin, 2006)

Time Was Soft There by Jeremy Mercer (Picador, 2005)

On Writing by Stephen King (Pocket Books, 2000)

Riding With Rilke by Ted Bishop (Penguin Canada, 2005)

The Geography of Hope by Chris Turner (Random House Canada, 2007)


Written by bgillesp

November 21, 2008 at 11:42 am

Posted in Reading

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