Saturday, January 9, 2010

Part of my "to-read" list for 2010 ...

As you can imagine, I have a ton of books on my list for 2010. Here's just a small sampling of what I look forward to reading:

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The Help, by Katherine Stockett
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Love Walked In, by Marisa de los Santos
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Belong to Me, by Marisa de los Santos
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The White Queen, by Philippa Gregory
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Best Friends Forever, by Jennifer Weiner
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Day After Night, by Anita Diamant
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Knit Two, by Kate Jacobs
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Home Safe, by Elizabeth Berg
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True Colors, by Kristin Hannah
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Handle With Care, by Jodi Picoult
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, by Marie Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
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Everyone is Beautiful, by Katherine Center
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Get Lucky, by Katherine Center
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The Girl Who Chased the Moon, by Sarah Addison Allen
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The Castaways, by Elin Hildebrand

I also got an e-mail today from Oprah (don't make fun, we're great friends) with her top ten suggested reads for January 2010. Oh, you got it, too? Whatever. I knew her first.

And here's what was on it:
* STAR: How Warren Beatty Seduced America, by Peter Biskind [eh, pretty sure I'm not interested]
* Unfinished Desires, by Gail Goodwin [eh, same here]
* The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin [sure, I'll bite ...]
* Day Out of Days, by Sam Shepard [like the actor, but a book? eh.]
* Talking about Detective Fiction, by P. D. James [nah]
* Nanny Returns [This is the sequel to the Nanny Diaries, which I've never read, but think I have a copy of. I can live w.o them both, I'm sure. But we'll see!]
* U is for Undertow, by Sue Grafton [no thanks]
* Stones in Schools, by Greg Mortenson [another nope for me]
* Footnotes in Gaza, by Joe Sacco [uh-uh]
* Cleaving, by Julie Powell [uhm, it's a no]

So, all of that being said, I should clarify that my friend O defined these as the 10 Books to Watch Out for in January 2010. So they're not necessarily her faves, and so I don't feel bad because I only have interest in ONE of them. Oops.

Either way, whatever you choose to read, avoid or whatever else you do w. your books. Happy reading!

2 comments:

Shell said...

I rarely like an Oprah recommended book. The Help and Handle With Care are awesome. Guernsey was a little hard for me to get into, keeping all the different characters straight. It's a good book, but not one I'll ever reread.

Julie said...

That is a great list, I think you will really like The Help and Potato Peel Pie. I just got Everyone is Beautiful from Amazon the other day, I've heard a lot of good reviews for it. Happy reading!

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