Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Book Smarts

I Love to Read

It was my initial plan to read more in 2010, but a little roadblock has come between me and my new year's resolution. I need suggestions for books! Walking into my neighborhood bookstore has gotten a bit overwhelming.

"Why, hello there thousands of books. How do you do?"
Let the awkward silence commence.

There's far too many to pick from, and I simply don't want to be disappointed once I do choose. So, please leave any suggestions of books you love. I will be so thankful...

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  1. The Time Travelers Wife, The Lovely Bones (I know these have both been released as movies recently - but I read them a while ago and they really were great). Amerika (by Kafka), The Catcher in the Rye, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch, The Hours.

    I feel a bit nervous suggesting books... in case you invest all that time into them and then don't like them. It's been a while since I have read these books... but I remember loving them at the time. Good luck! Would love to hear what you decide to start with! xx

  2. The classics never fail - Wuthering Heights, Emma,Jane Eyre,Little Dorritt...

  3. Emma and Ordinary People are favorites for "serious" books -- if you're looking for something a little lighter, anything by Sophie Kinsella or Meg Cabot's "Size 12 is Not Fat" books are absolutely hysterical!
    xxoo Josie

  4. I so agree with you! it is so hard to stick to reading on a daily basis with so many things going on..
    currently im in between pride and prejudice.. and Elizabeth the struggle for the throne

  5. I'm with The Style Crusader: definitely recommend The Lovely Bones and Time Traveler's wife... read them years ago and they were fantastic. Water For Elephants is also a really great book. A little slow at first, but it left a lasting impression on me.

  6. Thanks for the suggestions ladies. I loved the Lovely Bones. Anyone read any of Alice Sebold's other books?

  7. Oh, wow, soo many good books out there!
    My all-time favorites: The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Shadow of the Wind, The Glass Lake, Eat Pray Love
    Recent favorites: The Glass Castle, The Help
    Good non-fiction reads: The Last Lecture, The Tipping Point, Freakonomics, How to Win Friends and Influence People
    And anything by: Leo Tolstoy, William Shakespeare, Roald Dahl.

    Happy Reading!! :) And report back, please! :)

  8. All of Phillipa Gregory's books if you're into historical fiction - AMAZING. Esp The Other Boleyn Girl (sooo much better than the movie) :) miss ya!



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