Y’all.  It has been absolutely FOREVER since we have done a Book Club-style beat down.  I’ve been a terrible book reader this year.  This seems to come and go in phases – either I am reading Every Book Known To Man or I am reading Absolutely Nothing At All.

Anyway, we’ll lead off with the book that kickstarted my reading books instead of magazines habit once more (translation: got me to pay off my damn library fine).  Since it has been just ages since I read some of the stuff that’s popping up here, what I will say about all of it is that this batch of books?  Were a fascinating read.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl

Cooked by Michael Pollan


Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me

true colors by Kristin Hannah

true colors

Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch

Girls in Trucks

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs

How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

How to Be A Woman

Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden

Escape from Camp 14

And, because y’all know that I couldn’t forget, our book 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
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
Julie and Julia
The Three Musketeers
The Lady and The Unicorn (along with anything else by Tracy Chevalier)
The Persian Pickle Club
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
Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
My Life in France

Sing me Home

One Day
Matters of the Heart
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
The Corrections
The Dovekeepers

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

The Good Father

Home to Holly Springs
The Fault of Our Stars

What have you picked up lately that you cannot put down?


7 responses to “Overdue

  1. Our stars must be aligned. I was just drafting a post of a very similar nature, to go up later this week. I just discovered how to download ebooks from the library and am now a very happy camper, slightly richer. Happy reading!

  2. Kat! My main squeeze! I am here and there and very busy these days, but have been following along. Love the book list. I’ve heard of many. The only that I’ve read are Michael Pollan’s books. I’ve read several and I love his writing and him. He doesn’t take himself too seriously even though many of the subjects are serious. I like that dynamic. Hope you get in some reading time. Love ya,

    Shauna xoxoxoxo

  3. I’ve been reading Stuff Parisians Like by Olivier Magny. He’s a young sommelier in Paris whose class we attended in 2006 while we were there. Back then, the class was in a front room of his flat. He’s grown a bit and opened up his own Wine Bar now in Paris. His blog talks a lot about silly things Parisians think, love and do. So when the book came out, I had to pick it up.

  4. omg GIRL… read Room. It moved me beyond belief. It was, to use a word that all descriptors of fabulous fiction use, “gripping”. I cannot recommend enough. Also loved Outlander lots, a friend recommended I get back into the entire series.

  5. I just finished Girls in Trucks. Liked it, not sure that I loved it but it was a solid read and a good novel to get you thinking about love and relationships. On the non-fiction side, am in the middle of A General Theory of Love – it’s a book by 3 psychiatrists on how/why humans fall in love and pulls from all sorts of disciplines (neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, etc.). So freaking well-written that it’s taking me forever to get through because it’s making me think. I’ve even gone so far as to pull out a highlighter while reading.

  6. I think that Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? will have to be my next Kindle download, and then Life of Pi (the author lives in the same city as we do and his son went to school with my kids, so this is a really overdue read). Recently read a ton of books on vacay: Brilliance, The English Girl, The Cuckoo’s Calling, Tell the Wolves I’m Home, Beautiful Ruins, If I am So Smart Why Can’t I Lose Weight?, and Shark Dialogues. I enjoyed them all, except for Shark Dialogues.

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