Monday, November 16, 2009

Books

As many of you know from my blogging/tweeting/facebooking/whatever, my phone broke just over a month ago and I lost everything. INCLUDING my giant list of books, which I had saved in my Blackberry. And nowhere else. Big mistake, clearly. Thankfully, I put my list of books on the blog awhile back, so I thought I'd revisit it and update it a bit.

1. A Million Little Pieces, by James Frey (read it, loved it, made me thankful I never did drugs, got sad at the end because I knew it was fake)
2. Angels and Demons, by Dan Brown (READ!)
3. April and Oliver, by Tess Callahan (just checked out of the library)
4. Baby Proof, by Emily Giffin (read, and liked, but not as much as Something Borrowed and Something Blue)
5. Belong to Me, by Maria De Los Santos (read - very enjoyable)
6. Bitter is the New Black, by Jen Lancaster (just checked out of the library)
7. Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall (haven't read yet but REALLY NEED TO!)
8. Breaking Dawn, by Stephanie Meyer (read, FINALLY)
9. Bright Lights, Big Ass, by Jen Lancaster (just checked out of the library)
10. Can You Keep a Secret?, by Sophie Kinsella
11. City of Falling Angels, by John Berendt (started it, couldn't get into it, gave up on it)
12. City of Thieves, by David Benioff
13. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, by Mark Haddon (just read last week and LOVED IT!)
14. Eclipse (READ!)
15. Escape, by Carolyn Jessop (OMG. GO AND READ THIS BOOK. NOW. IT IS AMAZING AND SCARY AND INCREDIBLE AND SAD AND HAPPY.)
16. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (read it, loved it, laughed out loud several times)
17. In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan
18. Master Your Metabolism, by Jillian Michaels (ahhhh)
19. The Memory Keeper's Daughter, by Kim Edwards (read ... had very mixed emotions about this one. thoughts?)
20. Merle's Door, by Ted Kerasote (read - total sob fest if you are a dog lover)
21. Mommywood, by Tori Spelling (don't judge me)
22. My Sister's Keeper, by Jodi Picoult (read this yesterday. The whole thing. I was not ready for the sadness factor. Argh.)
23. Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro (just started this yesterday!)
24. Nudge, by Somebody Thaler and Somebody Sunstein (I guess I skipped first names with this one)
25. Outtakes From a Marriage, by Ann Leary (read, blah)
26. Perfection, by Julie Metz
27. Please Stop Laughing at Me, by Jodee Blanco (read, made me feel sad about how cruel kids are)
28. Pretty in Plaid, by Jen Lancaster (just checked out from the library)
29. Remember Me?, by Sophie Kinsella (just checked out from the library)
30. Rhett Butler's People, by Donald McCaig (read and had mixed feelings about...lots of inconsistencies with Scarlett)
31. Scarlett, by...I don't remember because it's not in front of me (READ!)
32. Shopaholic and Baby, by Sophie Kinsella (READ!)
33. Shopaholic and Sister (READ)
34. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (READ)
35. Shopaholic Ties the Knot (READ)
36. Something Blue, by Emily Giffin (READ AND LOVED!!!!!)
37. Something Borrowed, by Emily Giffin (READ AND LOVED!!!!!)
38. Stori Telling, by Tori Spelling (listened to the audio book on the way to Charlotte...LOVED it...it was like listening to US Weekly for 6 hours!)
39. Such a Pretty Fat, by Jen Lancaster (just read it and laughed out loud for the entire book)
40. The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
41. The Almost Moon, by Alice Sebold (listened to the audio book on the way home from Charlotte. Wow, that was a dark one. Seriously. If you want to read a book about a woman who kills her elderly mother, this one's for you!)
42. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz
43. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Steig Larsson (don't know anything about this, but Matt pointed it out at Border's and said it's supposed to be great)
44. The Middle Place, by Kelly Corrigan
45. The Mother Tongue, by Bill Bryson
46. The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett
47. The Reader, by Bernhard Schlink
48. The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro
49. The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
50. When You Are Engulfed in Flames, by David Sedaris (I LOVE him!!!)

Whew. So, there's your update. I know I've asked you before, and I'll ask you again...tell me what you're reading right now! Anything good? Anything I should be adding to my list? Please let me know!!!

7 comments:

d.a.r. said...

Ooohh I loved your review of A Million Little Pieces. That's exactly how I felt!

And I loved The Memory Keeper's Daughter. At least, I loved the book. The story was disturbing and the characters were well...I wanted to smack some of them.

The Time Traveler's Wife was annoying.

Jenn said...

love this - totally starring it in my reader so that i can put them on my library list! :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Those are some great books!

bianca said...

Oh man, Jen Lancaster is hilarious and I love her even more since she's from Chicago. I hope you like them! Your book list is excellent :)

Brittany Ann said...

I, also, loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Finally got through it after my narcolepsy. I wanted to be that protagonist.

And as for The Memory Keeper's Daughter, yeah, I had TOTAL mixed emotions. I read it a year ago, and I'm still trying to work out how I feel about it. I think I liked the premise and the basic story, but the writing, charachers and method was dark, and depressing. Didn't make me feel good, that's for sure.

Lucy Marie said...

I cannot get over how much you read. I wish I read that much. I just finished reading the Memory Keepers Daughter a few weeks ago. We shall discuss.

AEOT said...

1. LOVED Memory Keeper's Daughter. One of my favorite books ever. While there were characters in the book that weren't my favorite, I couldn't help but love the daughter. My heart bled for the family b/c I could see why everyone did what they did, even if I didn't agree with it.

2. Time Travelers Wife- from what I have heard, you either love it or hate it. It does skip around a bunch, so if you are not that kind of book reader, I'm sure it's frustrating. However, I have read it twice and would read it again in a heartbeat. The love story is incredible, and I cried when it ended because I loved the characters so much that I didn't want them to leave me yet!!

3. The girl with the dragon tatoo- Interesting, definitely captivating, but very weird. I can't say that I liked it or didn't like it, but I was glad I read it.

4. Everything Jen Lancaster writes is hysterical. You'll love all of them and will laugh out loud.

5. If you like sagas like GWTW and Scarlett, you'll really like Pillars of the Earth. Lots of detail, interesting characters, long periods of time to cover. I enjoyed both of his sagas, though I haven't really enjoyed his other books.

6. Have you read any of Philipa Gregory's books? I enjoy her a lot. I'm reading the White Queen right now. I also really liked the Gueneviere Trilogy by Rosalind Miles and the Philip Pullman Trilogy "His Dark Materials."