Monday, June 21, 2010

Books, books and more books!

So I was writing up a list for someone this morning and figured why not just post a small book-related summary of faves here?


The Red Tent,
by Anita Diamant

Good in Bed,
by Jennifer Weiner

My Sister's Keeper,
by Jodi Picoult

The Middle Place,
by Kelly Corrigan

And more recent faves:

Firefly Lane,
by Kirstin Hannah

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming,
by Joshilyn Jackson

On Folly Beach,
by Karen White
The Help,
by Kathryn Stockett

Authors I totally love almost everything they've written:

Jennifer Weiner

Jodi Picoult

Sarah Addison Allen

Also, today is the last day of the Spring Reading Thing that I posted about here.

I did not read all of the books on my list for the challenge, but I did read some of them, and many others that I hadn't even considered reading at the time this challenge began. I have marked those from my list that I did complete and then some ...
My completed list for the Spring Reading Thing 2010:

1. When you Eat at the Refrigerator Pull Up a Chair, Geneen Roth

2. No Dress Rehearsal, Marian Keyes [from list]

3. You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start In The Morning, Celia Rivenbark

4. Knit Two, Kate Jacobs [from list]

5. On Folly Beach, Karen White [from list]

6. Our Promised Land, Michael T. Darkow [from list]

7. Inconsolable: How I Threw My Mental Health Out With the Diapers, Marrit Ingman [from list]

8. The Accidental Mother, Rowan Coleman
[from list]
9. Jane Austen Ruined My Life, Beth Pattillo
Skinny is Overrated, Dr. Danielle Milano
11. Saving Max, Antoinette van Heugten
12. The Imperfect Mom, Therese J. Borchard
13. Never Let You Go, Erin Healy
14. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
15. The Second Nine Months, Vicki Glembocki
16. The Girl Who Chased the Moon, Sarah Addison Allen
17. Deep Dish, Mary Kay Andrews
18. The No-Cry Potty Training Solution, Elizabeth Pantley

And those from my list I didn't get to ...
** Belong to Me/When Love Walked In, marisa de los santos
** The Whole World Over, Julia Glass
** True Colors, Kristin Hannah
** Further Under the Duvet, Marian Keyes [Still working on it!]

But maybe I'll carry those over to my friend Julie's Summer Reading Challenge:

Here's my list of TO-READS for this summer:
** True Colors, Kristin Hannah
** Between Sisters, Kristin Hannah [read!]
** Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart, Beth Patillo
** The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
** The Last Girls, Lee Smith
** Best Friends Forever, Jennifer Weiner [read!]
** Dreaming in Hindi, Katherine Russell Rich [still reading]
** Finding Marco, Kenneth C. Cancellara [reviewed]
** Freedom's Call, John Walker
** Seven Year Switch, Claire Cook [read!]
** A Wild Ride Up The Cupboards, Ann Bauer
** Life's a Beach, Claire Cook
** My Summer of Southern Discomfort, Stephanie Gayle [read]
** The Center of Everything, Laura Moriarty
** The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender
** The Price of Revenge, Dennis Vaughan
** The Whole World Over, Julia Glass
** Men and Dogs, Katie Crouch [read!]

And on top of all of that I hope to get my book swap going this summer, as well. Stay tuned for more details. And please come on by, comment, etc. Tweet me! Whatever it takes. LET'S TALK BOOKS!


  1. Folly Beach came Friday, and I'm excited to start it in the near future. Thanks!!!

    I've read all of your top favs (plus some of the others too) except The Middle Place. I'll have to check it out, since we seem to like a lot of the same books :-)

  2. Wow! You got a lot of reading done this Spring too! Are you planning on writing reviews for all of those??? I'm so glad you're joining my Summer Reading Challenge. :-)

  3. I also really love Jodi Picoult books! I wish I could read as much as you do!

  4. I LOVE Jodi Picoult!

    Knit Two was GREAT!!! Not as good as the first though!

  5. You did great and you've got quite a list for the summer! Happy summer reading.

  6. we share the same list of all time favorite books!!!

  7. Great job! Hope the potty training book was helpful...that's my least favorite parenting "job." :) Enjoy your summer reading!

  8. Wow, I am also from NYC (Queens to be exact) and moved out to the country (rural Pa). My move was 18 years ago though. And I still miss the pizza and bagels. Though I can drive now.
    I stopped by through the Summer Reading Challenge link.

  9. Wow. You love books AND you are from NYC!!! I think I'm in love:) Jodi is one of my favorite authors. I love knowing when I pick up one of her books I will be satisfied as a reader. The Help was incredible and I also have True Colors in my up next list. SO glad you were in front of me at SITS today girl.

  10. That's a lot of books! I find it hard to read with three little kids underfoot, especially to finish a book! I'm about a third of the way through five different ones at the moment!


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