Saturday, 11 September 2010

25 Books to Read

One thing on my 101/1001 list is to make a list of 25 books I've been meaning to read. Here's the list (in no particular order):
1.Problems Men Started- Nikki Hardin  (This has been on my to read list for quite some time and I'm determined to read it this go around!)
2. Animal Farm- George Orwell (I loved 1984 but never ventured to read Animal Farm)
3. Retribution- Jilliane Hoffman (My mom loaned my this this summer and I've yet to finish it)
4. The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott- Kelly O’Connor McNees (I won this in a giveaway)
5. The Last Song- Nicholas Sparks (This one may change)
6. Traveling with Pomegranates- Sue Monk Kidd (I love the other books of hers I've read)
7. The Lost Hours- Karen White
8. As if I am Not There-Slavenka Drakulic (I discovered Drakulic last year and can't wait to devour more)
9. Daniel X- James Patterson (Another loaner.)
10. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table- Molly Wizenburg 11. Outlander- Diana Gabaldon (recommended by mom)
12. The Distant Hours- Kate Morton
13. The House at Riverton- Kate Morton
14. The Glass Castle- Jeanette Walls (several recommendations)
15. The History of Love- Nicole Krauss
16. A Jodi Picoult Book
17. The Abstinence Teacher- Tom Perrotta
18. American on Purpose- Craig Ferguson (I love Craig Ferguson. Not enough to stay up every night though)
19. A Good Mule is Hard to Find- Kirk Neely (Dr. Neely is my pastor)
20. The Murder of King Tut- James Patterson (I love Patterson!)
21. A Bill Bryson Book (I love reading Bryson!)
22. In Cheap We Trust- Lauren Weber (seems interesting...subject to change)
23. House of Sand and Fog- Andre Dubus (I loved the movie)
24. Barbie and Ruth- Robin Gerber (I'm curious)

25. A Movable Feast- Hemingway (I recently read an excerpt for class and its gotten me hooked)
What do you think? Did you love/hate any of these? Any suggestions for a specefic book where my list is vague?


  1. Is it sad that I have not heard of most of those books or their authors??? I know of Picoult and Sparks but that is about it. And I majored in English too (ten years ago that is). Sad but true. Let us know what ones you do read and would recommend!

  2. You must must must read 'Reading Lolita in Tehran' by Azar Nafisi. It is an incredible book. It made me laugh and cry and shake my head...and sometimes it made me so angry I had to put it down and take a walk. It is incredibly powerful and moving.
    I can also recommend The Game of Thrones and its followup books by George R. R. Martin. HBO is making it into a series for the summer with lots of big names. To call it epic might be an understatement. Any book by Haruki Murakami. Norwegian Wood is a favorite of his fanbase. His books have a dreamy quality to them I think, and often a ethereal sort of melancholy as well.
    Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel was a new take on the Tudor story, focusing on Thomas Cromwell, without making him out to be a bad guy. I really loved the handling of the characters in this story. If you like patterson, you may like Patricia Cornwell. I have read many many of her books, mostly the Kay Scarpetta novels and absolutely loved them.
    If you have not read the Stieg Larrson 'girl' trilogy, you absolutely have to. Starting with "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" They are graphic..but enthralling.
    ok...I have more recommendations...I am the Devourer of books at the moment, but...I will give you a chance to read a few first!!


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