Book It!

For the record, I’m pretty sure that Book It! was the name of a literacy-encouragement program in my school district where if you read a certain amount of books, you got a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut.  In 2010, that would SO not fly.

I’ve been reading like a professional lately, much to Marcus’ astonishment.  There’s nothing that I love more, really.  And it means that I’m finally putting our living room to good use – being able to read in peace was a huge reason for me fighting not to have a TV in there.

Obviously, because we all care, if you’ll be so kind as to let me nerd-out for the moment, this is what I’ve read in the past few weeks since joining-up at the good old library.

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch







Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez.

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan





The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank







I’ve still got quite a few books on my “holds” list, but I’m always looking for more to add (since some take longer to get than others)!  What are you reading right now?  What is the best book you’ve read in the past two years?

10 responses to “Book It!

  1. haha I rocked Book-it!
    The Last Lecture made me feel bad about being the person I am. Stupid self-important dying people. psh!

  2. I just finished The Girl Who Played With Fire. Really, really good.

    I haven’t read a pile the past couple of years due to being in school, but one of the best I’ve read was A Thread of Grace. Beautifully written and an interesting story. I really do like the Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson, too, but since it’s so fresh, it’s hard for me to rank it comparatively. I think it’s something I would re-read, though, so that’s saying something.

  3. Hey Kat! I was checking our your blog and have to give you a couple book ideas: The Glass Castle (favorite) , anything by Jodi Picoult, the Reliable Wife, all of Chelsea Handler’s books, and the Joy Luck Club. I’m reading the last one as a possible book for my high school English class, so I realize you probably already read it in high school, but if not, pick it up. 🙂

  4. In recent years, I’ve really enjoyed Water for Elephants, Life of Pi, and Everything is Illuminated. One of my friends just highly recommended the Hunger Games trilogy to me, so that may be next on my reading list.

  5. thanks for the suggestions! i was at the bookstore on the weekend and had no idea what to get. i checked out the Michael Pollan too, looks like i should go back and get it 🙂

  6. I seriously love all of David Sedaris’ books, and I loved Water For Elephants and Life of Pi. Currently reading All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot, a classic memoir about a veterinarian in England (don’t worry, it’s good even for you non-vet-students 🙂

  7. The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie. It’s hilarious and a super fast read.

  8. I totally still write Book-It coupons for my students! I’m not sure if they still get super awesome buttons to collect star stickers on each month, but they definitely still get a free personal pan pizza

  9. I’m a little late to this game, but I’ve really enjoyed Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. I haven’t been to Africa yet, and I suspect that urban Botswana is not as idyllic as Smith writes it, but a girl can still dream. Also, if you like Dear Mr. Henshaw and/or World War 2, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society draws you right in.

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