Meet a Nantucket Bookworm – Charlotte Butler



 Name: Charlotte Butler

Mitchell’s, Bookworks, or Book Festival? Bookworks

Brant Point, Sankaty or Great Point Lighthouse? Brant Point

Favorite Nantucket Books:  Rachel and Thy Friend, Obadiah

Favorite book as a Child: His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman or the Chronicles of Narnia

Favorite Author to read at the beach:  Mary Roach, Jon Ronson, or a nature writer like Annie Dillard.

Last Book that made you cry: Like Suzanne always says, “I don’t cry.”

Last Book that made you laugh: Dear Committee Members, by Julie Schumacher

Last Book that scared You: Love Me Back, by Merritt Tierce

You only get one book for the rest of your life to read over and over. What would you pick?  Probably something abstract, like Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino, but this is a terrifying question.

Favorite Books: The Ticking is the Bomb; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; How Should a Person Be; The Sun Also Rises; White Noise; Memories, Dreams, Reflections; Blankets; Little Women; The Moon is Down; The Great Gatsby; Antelope Wife; the first half of The Marriage Plot

Literary Guilty Pleasure: travel memoirs – they’re quick and enable vicarious living

What book (s) are you looking forward to reading this year?  Wolf in White Van, by John Darnielle, and the annual edition of Best American Nonrequired Reading.

If you could have a dinner with three authors who would they be?  Junot Diaz, David Foster Wallace, and Ernest Hemingway

Favorite Place to read a book on island:  under a tree in Dead Horse, the Lily Ponds or Coffin Park

What are you reading right now?  On Looking by Alexandra Horowitz and Room With a View by E. M. Forster

Thanks Charlotte for being a Bookworm!  Visit Charlotte at Nantucket Bookworks this summer!



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