April 12, 2012

ARTICLE: Jennifer Lawrence's Top 5 Favorite Books

Our Katniss Everdeen, Jennifer Lawrence, shares her Top 5 Favorite books with CNN. Find out which books made her list and what she has to say about them.
1. “THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL” Jennifer says that “Gregory is one of my favorite authors. I’ve always loved history, and she makes it…salacious.” 
2. “RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS” “I’m so drawn to Salinger’s view of society back then, and to his sarcasm. I read “Catcher in the Rye” first, then this one. I don’t think there’s ever been anything like these characters in American literature,” says Lawrence. 
3. “WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN” Shriver’s haunting novel is not quite horror and not quite thriller, “but it’s definitely dramatic,” Lawrence says. 
4. “ANNA KARENINA” Lawrence’s “Hunger Games” costar Donald Sutherland introduced her to the novel one day while the two of them were doing what actors do most on set — waiting. “We were talking about Walt Whitman and “Leaves of Grass”, and he mentioned this novel, which he gave me on his last day of shooting. I really wasn’t expecting to like it. I thought I wouldn’t want to finish an 800-page book, but then I started slowing down and reading the same chapters over and over. You fall in love with the characters; you grow up with them.” 
5. “THE RUM DIARY” “You can tell in one sentence if what you’re reading is by Thompson,” Lawrence says of the late journalist’s gonzo style. “You read a Thompson book because of his voice. He’s always getting wrecked in San Juan and reporting on cockfights. He’s just hilarious.”

Source: CNN 


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