Daily Archives: 09.21.2011

On the Side

Like I said before, the A Song of Ice and Fire series pretty much had a monopoly on my literary-life for the past few months.  While they were incredible, reading another book here and there on the side kept me sane.  It’s hard trying to keep hundreds of characters and dozens of story lines straight in your head!

I can’t say that any of these would qualify in the heavy thinking category, but as they say, Variety is the Spice of Life.

The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels, by Ree Drummond

Bossypants, by Tina Fey

Summer at Tiffany, by Marjorie Hart

The Persian Pickle Club, by Sandra Dallas

Finally, our collective reading list…

The Millenium Trilogy, by Stieg Larsson
The Glass Castle
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
Room
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
Slave
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
Cleaving
Julie and Julia
The Three Musketeers
The Lady and The Unicorn (along with anything else by Tracy Chevalier)
Beachglass
The Persian Pickle Club
Seaglass
Light on Snow
Two Kisses for Maddy
The Art of Racing in the Rain
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
The Space Between Us
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

What books are you excited to curl up with this fall?

Have you ever read a book and felt conflicted about the experience after you finished it?