Here are the novel/books I am reading for September. I'd love to know if you guys have read these yet and what you thought of them. I've heard good things around the board, even though all three of my picks are incredibly different.
Chronicle of Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I absolutely love GGM. He is easily among my top five favorite authors - a list that also includes Jane Austen and Leo Tolstoy. His writing is just so lyrical and beautiful, a fact that is made even more crazy when you consider that it wasn't even originally written in English. I'm really excited to read this, and I am looking forward to being inspired by his amazing magical realism themes once again.
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
From what I have attempted to read and have seen on screen (Breakfast at Tiffany's), I have found Capote to be really overrated. I found Breakfast at Tiffany's to be dull and shallow... I realize that I am a minority in this, but it made me put off reading any other Capote. I did decide to give this a try though after years of thinking about it. So far, it's been incredibly interesting... although also incredibly sad. I know the case well enough, as I think most do, but I didn't know the details about how normal the Clutter family was and the background of the criminals. I can already say that it's worth reading for that insight.
The Things That Matter - Nate Berkus
Coffee table books count too? I am excited to page through this one and get some glimpse into Nate Berkus' style. I really appreciate most of his designs. This is sure to be a faster read than the other two, which is for the best - I am actually borrowing this one from Kohler's very own library.