Saturday, December 27, 2008

Art History Reading Challenge

Read 6 books about art, fiction or non-fiction in any genre, in 2009.

I will read 6 of these books from my stacks. Completed books are highlighted or linked to reviews.

The Madonnas of Lenningrad***** by Debra Dean
The Museum Guard**** by Howard Norman
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

The Art Instinct by Dennis Dutton
Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Girl In Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland
The Portrait by Iain Pears
The Dream of Scipio by Iain Pears
The Lost Van Gogh by A. J. Zerries
The Music Lesson by Katharine Weber
The Painted Kiss by Elizabeth Hickey
Waking Raphael by Leslie Forbes
The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte
Miss Garnet's Angel by Sally Vickers
My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk

Reading recommendations or comments on these titles are always welcomed. If you've written a review of any of these books, leave a link, I'd love to read it and post the link here.

4 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of the books on your list! Must do, soon. But there are 2 books I've read which have to do with art, both of which I have loved: Olga Grushin's The Dream life of Sukhanov and Debra Dean's The Madonnas of Leningrad.

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  2. *Melanie. I just heard about Madonnas a couple of days ago and have it on reserve at my library. I am going to read it for another challenge, can't remember which but didn't know it involved art. I just love reading any novel about Leneingrad (especially the siege)as I was there once. I will look into the other one. Thank you very much.

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  3. I loved The Portrait and The Flanders Panel. I got within about 100 pages or less of the end of The Dream of Scipio and quit. I just never got into it and eventually decided that I didn't care what happened. I rarely quit books so it was disappointing.

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  4. I did read The Lost Van Gogh and the Girl With a Pearl Earring and enjoyed them both.

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