Friday, June 25, 2010

Booktastic: Beneath A Marble Sky

I usually like to mix up my genres but somehow I ended up reading another historical fiction novel. At least it was from a different country and a different century =)

Beautiful, well written book about the building of the Taj Mahal and the love stories surrounding it. I found it really interesting that this book was written by a man but in the first person narrative of a woman. Wouldn't you want a more male audience being a male? If I were to ever write a novel I would definitely gear my book toward a female audience and I'm intrigued by the fact that this guy decided to go the other direction. He did it well. Anyway, good book that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys historical novels.

Anyone have any books they would recommend to me? I'm always up for reading almost anything!

Next up, I've begun reading The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, anyone ever read it? Good, bad, indifferent?

1 comment:

  1. Have you read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan or Shanghai Girls? Two really good ones by Lisa See. I just finished Molokai which I really enjoyed. My other recent Fav was Nothing to Envy (true stories about life inside North Korea). It was heartbreaking.
    Thanks for your book reviews. I'll be adding them to my list of "To Reads".