Shaking Down the Stacks

Kittens, I have yet to finish packing and my wake-up call is at 4:00 AM.  But as we all know, The Blog must go on.  Take comfort in the fact that I went on a Lara Bar-buying jag at Whole Foods this evening in-between synagogue functions.

I don’t want to say that it was cathartic.  But it was cathartic.

And just to be doubly sure, I’m sipping champagne like it’s going out of style.

All that aside, here’s what I’ve polished off recently…

The Help, by Kathryn Stockett

Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins

Four Fish, by Paul Greenberg

Spoken from the Heart, by Laura Bush

And last but not least because I owe you, our collective reading list.

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
Unbearable Lightness
Immortal Life
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Sherlock Holmes (collection)
No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (series)
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
Good Girls Don’t Get Fat
Here on Earth
A Thread of Grace
Outlander (series)
Under the Banner of Heaven
Lolita in Tehran
The Pact
A People’s History of the United States
Stori Telling
LA Candy

Spit it out: Trashy, Classic, NYT Bestseller or an old favorite…what have you been reading lately?

11 responses to “Shaking Down the Stacks

  1. Sounds like I will be picking up The Help soon. 🙂

    I’ve been reading the Dexter books. These books are what the series are based on. Oh, and why men love bitches. yep, i’m going there 🙂

  2. I admit that most of my reading is done in the form of Entertainment Weekly. However, in my spare time I’ve been reading up on the book Julie and Julia. (Late to jump on the bandwagon? That’s just how I roll). I’ve heard The Help is fantastic.

  3. I’ve been reading a lot of history books lately. I think I need to read something light- I do enough serious reading in school! I bought my mom The Help for her birthday, but she has yet to read it. I may have to steal it back 🙂

  4. look at you, super-reader!!! I have been LOVING Jen Lancaster’s books lately!!!

  5. I’m in a classics phase–The Three Musketeers is my current book

  6. You should sign up for! It’s a really neat site where you can see what your friends are reading and write reviews to share.

  7. I actually own The Gun Seller, so instead of poking around at the library you can borrow my copy if you’d like.

  8. LOVED Laura’s memoir. Love. Totally agree with you on how it would have been great to know her this way back when she was in the White House. Also totally love her take on her and George and timing being everything for them for marriage- but that’s because my hunch is the same thing is going to happen to moiiiii.



  9. Speaking of incredible books – I am 99% finished with “Room” and it is AMAZING. I highly recommend it, although the subject matter is a bit tough to handle.

    I really enjoyed “THe Help” too…it wasn’t one of my favorites but still really good.

  10. We have much the same interest in books Im noticing. Though I dont know if I could get down with that fish one

  11. I agree that Michael Pollen does sustainable eating the best. Although Mark Bittman also does a nice job. I’ve been on a Tracy Chevalier historical art fiction kick, as of late.

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