Thursday, August 19, 2010

Reader's Choice

I love reading. I've been doing a lot of make-up reading for the past two years of not being able to read anything that I wanted to read. Fiction, non-fiction, recipes, the side of my Caribou Coffee cup, magazines, blogs, ingredient lists - you get the point. I love to read. Except insurance manuals. Heaven help me. Insurance is not exciting. Here are some of the things I've read this summer:
  • House Rules by Jodi Picoult

  • I loved, I lost, I made spaghetti by Giulia Melucci

  • Same kind of different as me by Ron Hall

  • The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman

  • The Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving

  • Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

  • The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

  • The Piano Teacher: A Novel by Janice Y.K. Lee

  • Return to Sullivans Island by Dorothea Benton Frank

  • The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

I'm also currently reading The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins and Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver. I'm about 60 pages into The Outside Boy. If it doesn't start picking up soon I'm abandoning it. I also started The Ames Girls earlier in the summer and abandoned it because it was dull. Favorites of the above mentioned books: Same kind of different as me and The Last Night in Twisted River.

I wished that I like running as much as I like reading. Alas. Reading doesn't make me any thinner. I suppose in that respect, neither does cooking.

So ... 10 books. Not too shabby. What are you reading? What recommendations do you have for me?


*carrie* said...

That's funny. I have the Ames one on hold at the library. I hope I find it more compelling than you did. =)

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