You Can’t Be Right Every Time

After this latest reading jag, I think it’s safe to say that I’ll be slowing my roll for a while.  Despite the prolific number of cookbooks I’ve managed to cart away from the library in the last week or so (HIGHLY recommend this technique), there’s a ton of stuff on my reserves list that will probably continue to be there for the next month or so.

Without further adieu…

Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth

And the Pursuit of Happiness, Maira Kalman

William & Kate: A Royal Love Story, Christopher Anderson

Elements of Style, Wendy Wasserstein

And as always, 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
Julie and Julia
The Three Musketeers
The Lady and The Unicorn (along with anything else by Tracy Chevalier)

What’s the most disappointing book you’ve read lately?


15 responses to “You Can’t Be Right Every Time

  1. Anything by Jodi Picoult is INCREDIBLE! I love her writing 🙂
    I havent read much other than food/nutrition books lately because of school. I did however read the Eat Clean Diet Stripped book recently. It was ok, not that great though

  2. I haven’t read a disappointing book for a while, thank goodness! I hate when that happens. I always feel like I have to finish it even if I don’t like it!

  3. This is not about disappointing – I just finished reading I was Vermeer – the true story of Hans Von Meegren – a 20th century forger. It was a wonderful story with all of the proper elements.

  4. I’ve had a few “fluff” books I couldn’t commit to. My attention span lately is bad. I can barely read more than a few blogs a night.

  5. Really, you didn’t like Women, Food and God? Well, I suppose I read it at the beginning of my weight-loss journey and I really grasped onto the concept of “feel your feelings” – but if you were never an emotional eater, it wouldn’t be particularly relevant. Lol. Also, Jay and I laughed at your comment about The Universe’s ultimate plan for calendar management.

  6. I didn’t like Women, Food and God AT ALL. Actually, I was kind of offended by the book – I felt like it was all nonsense aimed towards a middle-aged woman who is desperately looking for answers. This is exactly why I disliked Eat, Pray, Love too.

    And yes, normally I am all over Jodi Picoult’s stuff but her latest, Sing Me Home, did nothing for me. I couldn’t even get halfway through it! Shocking, right?

    But I definitely recommend a random book I found, Beachglass, and another one I recently finished (I may have suggested it already) Room.

  7. PS – Not Ready For Mom Jeans was awesome! As was Slave and The Glass Castle – and I see now that I DID recommend Room.

    One more thought before I leave you alone – it’s too late for me but save yourself … avoid LA Candy like the plague.

  8. I didn’t like that Oprah food god book either, meditate is the only answer? I’ve never been abused. Yes do I have insecurities, but am sick of the belief that I am heavy cause of some deep seeded underlying hate for myself.
    LOve BB! Inspired me to write my novel.

  9. I have so many books to read, but right now my schedule is totally preventing me from reading anything except papers. I have a huge list of books to read after May. I thought the kind diet did not hold my attention quite well.

  10. It stinks when you find a book that’s not as good as you think it’s going to be.
    I read Naked by David Sedaris recently, and it wasn’t really what I was expecting. I’d read Me Talk Pretty One Day, and I laughed through the whole thing (in a good way), but I didn’t in this one.
    A really good book I read recently was World War Z, mainly because it was so unexpectedly realistic-feeling.

  11. I’ve been reading a lot of non-fiction that I haven’t been all that thrilled with, the stand-out being Occaisions by Kate Spade. Guess I should have considered the source. But:
    1. I love anything by Tracy Chevalier.
    2. I never wanted The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society to end.
    3. If you loved Guernsey, read The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas. Same vibe.

  12. Thanks for the book recs!! The last disappointing book I read was the third one to the Dragon Tattoo series – The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. Loved the first two!

  13. Wow you are a fast reader!! Thank you for the recommendations, I will have to suggest a few of those to my book club. I can’t really remember a disappointing book, but I have only read 5 books this year…..

  14. I am LOVING Water for Elephants. Reading it now in my book club.

    And Hello – I’m down for anything Wills and Kate. Oh, sorry – Catherine.

    Not gonna lie, I’m taking that Friday off work to watch the wedding live on TV. Consequently, I do remember watching Diana’s funeral live back then too. At least this will be a happier occasion. I can’t wait to see the dress! (Waiting to see what style trend Kate lights up with at the wedding and her dress. I’ll wait to pick my dress ’til I see her and see what new style revolution she presents 🙂 )

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