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:

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


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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