Some Light Reading

Right now, the basket of books beneath our coffee table is full to overflowing.  So don’t you worry about me.  I’ve got thousands of pages yet to go. 😉

How I’ve managed to opine on these books without giving any real plot points away is somewhat beyond me, but I guess that’s just how we’re weaving the web, this go-round.

bloom by Kelle Hampton

Innocent Spouse by Carol Ross Joynt

home front by Kristin Hannah

Buster Midnight’s Cafe by Sandra Dallas

The as-promised 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
Tipping Point
Blink
Outliers
Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
My Life in France

Columbine
Sing me Home

One Day
Matters of the Heart
We
Moscow to the End of the Line
Girls in White Dresses
World War Z
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
The Devil in the White City
The Bean Trees
Arcadia
The Corrections
The Dovekeepers
50/50

What are you reading right now and what are you loving?  GO.

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6 responses to “Some Light Reading

  1. Just read Gone Girl. I’m still thinking about it, so that’s a good sign. Pretty fast read. Would definitely recommend. Also finished Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Interesting book, and makes me feel better about myself for feeling anti-social sometimes.

    Just started reading Anna Karenina, along with One Bite at a Time: 52 Projects for Making Life Simpler and a book on dental practice management. Also recently downloaded to my Kindle: The Family Sabbatical Handbook; Travellin’ Mama: A Parent’s Guide to Ditching the Routine, Seeing the World and Taking the Kids Along for the Ride; London 2012: Frommers Express.

  2. Home Front showed great promise but I have to say it was the least favorite of her books. And usually I love them!

    And Sarah’s Key? We are on a different page for the first time Kat. I really thought it was fascinating!!

    I’m in the middle of “The Good Father” and it is amazing. Diane Chamberlain is the new Jodi Picoult…

  3. I’m so glad for this post – I’ve been in a deep reading rut! After I finished Book One of Game of Thrones and all the Hunger Game books, I’ve been stumped! I need a break before launching into Game of Thrones again, so I will be adding my name to the wait list at the library for these recommendations. Thanks!

  4. Home to Holly Springs Jan Karon

  5. I’ve been letting my reading suffer in order to catch up on some knitting. Although I think I over-knitting because my hand really hurts, so I may have to return to reading. Figures.

  6. You are so on the money with Kristin Hannah! Every darn time I read a book of hers I have to blink it back…and to be honest, I do not find her writing THAT good. Kinda like a Lifetime movie. Before you know it you are so invested that you have to know what happens and you always go back for more.

    I just read The Fault of Our Stars by John Green. It’s a young adult book, but it is so beautifully written. You will laugh and cry all at once. I urge to check it out!

    I also just picked up Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and I am excited to dive in.

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