Okay, so I finished last year at a sad 30 books after a strong 54 the year before. But hey, I'm going to choose to blame that on my much busier job this year and that little wedding I was in....as a bride. :evilgrin:
Hopefully I'm back in the saddle again this year - starting with...
#1 Little Bee
[url=http://www.amazon.com/Little-Bee-Novel-Chris-Cleave/dp/1416589635]Amazon.com: Little Bee: A Novel (9781416589631): Chris Cleave: Books[/url]
GREAT first book of the year. I definitely recommend it!
Love Karen Kingsbury, if you like her you will probably also like Lisa Wingate. (in the interest of full disclosure, she is my neighbor, but her books are awesome and a lot like Karen's) I just finished another crime novel and something called feathered that my daughter was reading and wanted me to read. Also read the newest Dean Koontz book.
I find myself falling behind on my reading - the only things I pick up are those for my Book Club.
1. Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoire by Gail Caldwell
Totally snoozeworthy. It's written about the friendship and ultimate death of the author's best friend. The only time I got emotional was when the author's dog was attacked by another dog.
2. Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo.
I have to say that although a couple of the people in my book club felt very moved by this book and fully believed, I did not. Although I have a very strong faith, I only believed about 5% of what the author relayed. Not saying it's not true, it just didn't "feel" right to me.
3. The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings.
I loved this book. It's not, by any means, a classic or a spectacular read, but I felt that alot of the characters' reactions to some of the situations they found themselves in were pretty real, and several moments in the book really touched me.
1) [url=http://www.amazon.com/Discovery-Witches-Novel-Souls-Trilogy/dp/0143119680/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330303565&sr=8-1]Amazon.com: A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy) (9780143119685): Deborah Harkness: Books[/url]
impatiently waiting for July to hurry up and get here as I may break my rule and buy the hardback copy instead of waiting for the paperback.
2) [url=http://www.amazon.com/Handmade-Marketplace-Locally-Globally--Line/dp/1603424776/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1330303610&sr=1-1]Amazon.com: The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and On-Line (9781603424776): Kari Chapin: Books[/url]
Was hoping there was a new topic on this. Have to get my list gathered. These were just the last 2
Someone gave me A Discovery of Witches a few months ago (because I told them I liked the Twilight books :) ) Haven't read it yet, but am about to.
A friend/Coworker just gave me Tuesday Night Miracles by Kris Radish. I have not read any by this author, but my friend has read many of hers and really enjoys them.
Finally, I finished the Hunger Games trilogy a few weeks ago. I thought it was a really weird and dark premise when I heard about them, but once I started reading, I got hooked and could not put them down :) Happy reading!
I liked A Discovery of Witches way more then I liked the Twilight Saga. Couldn't finish those at all but found myself staying up late and almost being late for work to read Discovery.
I have been far away from the forums for awhile, but today happened to come back and figured I'd update my posts for the year.
1. No Biking in the House without a Helmet - Melissa Fay Greene
2. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
3. Left Neglected - Lisa Genova
4. I'm So Happy for You - Lucinda Rosenfeld
5. Any Minute - Joyce Meyer
6. Gang Leader for a Day - Sudhir Venkatesh
7. While my Sister Sleeps - Barbara Delinsky
8. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County - Tiffany Baker
9. A Guide to Recognizing your Saints - Dito Montiel
10. Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris
11. Heart of the Matter - Emily Giffin
I really liked The Book Thief, Gang Leader for a Day, Left Neglected. I didn't dislike any of them.
3) [url=http://www.amazon.com/A-Reliable-Wife-Robert-Goolrick/dp/1565129776/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332015659&sr=1-1]Amazon.com: A Reliable Wife (9781565129771): Robert Goolrick: Books[/url] a library buy and was better then I was expecting
4)[url=http://www.amazon.com/The-Night-Circus-Erin-Morgenstern/dp/0385534639/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332015712&sr=1-1]Amazon.com: The Night Circus (9780385534635): Erin Morgenstern: Books[/url]
5) [url=http://www.amazon.com/Other-Boleyn-Girl-Philippa-Gregory/dp/B001KZI7SG/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332015761&sr=1-1]Amazon.com: The Other Boleyn Girl: Philippa Gregory: Books[/url]
4. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult - Columbine-esque story. Pretty good
5. Dark Lover - First book of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward - Vampire book for adults. Eh. It was ok...unfortunately, I read the synopsis for the 8th book in the series, learned that something happened with one of the sub characters from book 1 and may have to read the others just to see. Sigh.
6, 7, 8 - The Hunger Games trilogy. Literally finished book three about 5 minutes ago. I still have tears in my eyes, lol. Great series!
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4. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult - Columbine-esque story. Pretty good
5. Dark Lover - First book of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward - Vampire book for adults. Eh. It was ok...unfortunately, I read the synopsis for the 8th book in the series, learned that something happened with one of the sub characters from book 1 and may have to read the others just to see. Sigh.
I liked Nineteen Minutes. I also have a coworker who is reading the Black Dagger series (she is addicted!!!)
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I liked Nineteen Minutes. I also have a coworker who is reading the Black Dagger series (she is addicted!!!)
The moms from my kids' school are CRAZY about this series! Cracks me up that this group of conservative Catholic moms read and LOVE what THEY call Vampire P@rn. :rolleyes:
Okay Just finished The latest Patricia Cornwell, which was okay, Getting a bit tired of writers that want to show of on how much they know about a certain subject instead of telling a story.
Reading Salmon fishing in Jemen by Paul Torday. Very different style of writting using email form and diary form. Lots of fun to read, learning a lot about salmon.
I'm reading an oldie but goodie: The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. Even though it was published back in 1906, it is still very much relevant in today's capitalistic society here in the United States. Sinclair went undercover into the meatpacking industry and exposed all the corruption, as well as the mistreatment of workers. I highly recommend this book to all Americans who are concerned about working conditions and exploitation of workers.
[url=http://www.amazon.com/Moon-Shell-Beach-Novel-ebook/dp/B0015DWJ7S/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1335739425&sr=8-3]Moon Shell Beach: A Novel: Nancy Thayer: Amazon.com: Kindle Store[/url]
[url=http://www.amazon.com/Look-Again-ebook/dp/B002LA09GW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1335739522&sr=1-1]Look Again: Lisa Scottoline: Amazon.com: Kindle Store[/url]
8. [url=http://www.amazon.com/Thirteenth-Tale-Novel-Diane-Setterfield/dp/0743298039/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1337544737&sr=1-1]Amazon.com: The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel (9780743298032): Diane Setterfield: Books[/url]
9. [url=http://www.amazon.com/Nineteen-Minutes-Jodi-Picoult/dp/0743496736/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1337544788&sr=1-1]Amazon.com: Nineteen Minutes (9780743496735): Jodi Picoult: Books[/url]
10. [url=http://www.amazon.com/Ties-That-Cobbled-Court-Quilts/dp/0758269285/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1337544933&sr=1-1]Amazon.com: Ties That Bind (Cobbled Court Quilts) (9780758269287): Marie Bostwick: Books[/url]
11. [url=http://www.amazon.com/Threading-Needle-Cobbled-Court-Bostwick/dp/0758232179/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_b]Amazon.com: Threading the Needle (Cobbled Court) (9780758232175): Marie Bostwick: Books[/url]