A long time coming.

Kittens, I know it’s been awhile since we’ve indulged in book club time.  This could be due to the fact that in the last two months, the amount of time I’ve had available for leisure reading has exponentially decreased.  It could also be due to my renewed effort to avoid drowning in my bounty of magazine subscriptions.

Sometimes, we don’t need to know all the answers.

A word to the wise: When you ask for magazine subscriptions as a gift, choose a manageable number like two…or three.  Not SIX.

So over my lunches, this is what I’ve been perusing lately.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot








let’s take the long way home, by Gail Caldwell








Stones Into Schools, by Greg Mortenson








Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell








And, as promised before, here’s our extremely belated and latest list of recommended reads.

The Millenium Trilogy, by Stieg Larsson
The Glass Castle
Anything by Jodi Picoult
Anything by Chelsea Handler (I’ve read My Horizontal Life – it’s good, but if you loved I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, you’ll find it tame)
The Joy Luck Club (Tawny, I somehow managed to escape reading this one in H.S.!)
Anything by David Sedaris
Water for Elephants (Back in my book-club days I read this one – highly recommend)
Life of Pi
All Creatures Great and Small
The Gun Seller
The Hunger Games Trilogy
No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (I love this book SO hard.)
Other People’s Love Letters
Bitter is the New Black
Not Ready for Mom Jeans
Madras on Rainy Days
The Help
Here on Earth
A Thread of Grace

What have you been reading lately?


11 responses to “A long time coming.

  1. I really want to read Water for Elephants! I just reread the last Harry Potter, and now I’m reading a nonfiction book- Good Girls Don’t Get Fat (about girls’ weight obsession and how we can help them) 🙂

  2. I just finished Room (which was really good) and now I’m working on Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi and Water for Elephants.

  3. Hunger Games series is the best. Thank you for the recommendations. Todd’s a big fan of Outliers. Also, on Mortenson, seems like a great guy. Pretty impressive what he’s done and is doing. It is important work. But, I also think he’s a bit delusional and some parts of him annoy me. Sorry soap box me had to say that. Man, you’ve done a lot of good reading girl!

  4. Wow, awesome list!
    I had been interested in the “Immortal Life.” It used to come into the library, and I was fascinated, but never did check it out.
    Loved “The Help.” Not normally the kind of book I’d pick up, but my mother lent it to me, so I gave it a whirl and it was surprisingly brilliant.
    Recently? I’m working on the Hithchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series (an awesome Christmas gift from my mom . . . who would never read these books in a million years lol) and the Sherlock Holmes collection–absolutely loving it and can’t believe I haven’t picked it up until now!
    Happy reading!

  5. Loved, loved, loved Guernsey! I just finished all 14,000 pages of the Outlander series. I always have a stack(s) waiting to be read.

  6. Recently I’ve been catching up on Jodi Picoult and chick lit because it’s all my brain will allow. But I would add to the list of must reads Under The Banner of Heaven. A few years ago I vowed to read about topics I was always curious about, and I came across this book showing the differences and evolution of the Mormon church. I’m not a religious person by nature, but it attracted me because it was told in terms of putting a very serious crime into religious perspective. Anyway, it was an engaging read.

  7. Oooh, also, if you liked Stones into Schools, try Reading Lolita in Tehran.

  8. I have just jumped on the Jodi Picoult bandwagon and I’m currently reading, The Pact!

    Nice list!

  9. I just finished a book about the death penalty. Heavy stuff, but it was so interesting!

  10. I always refer to your book list when I’m lost at the library so I’m glad you post this! As a matter of fact, I read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It was a cute story!

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