March 30, 2010

Yes, Doug Can Read*

*1o points if you can tell me what movie that is from.

Guess what? I'm finished with class and now I have the whole month of April to do as I wish with my free time. Free time, how I've missed you so. I have a couple awesome things planned, such as cooking, baking and reading. I know I lead an exciting life people.

Here's where you come in, the reading part... I'm not quite sure what I want to read. I started Wuthering Heights a couple months ago when I was waiting for my class partner to show-up at the library, so that is on the list.

I've also been reading all Marian Keyes' books off and on starting two summers ago. I know I still have a few of her's left to read.

I just feel like there are probably some great books out there that I'm missing out on and I would appreciate some suggestions. A little book background on me... I didn't used to be what you would call "a reader", it took finding authors I really liked to get into reading. Now, when I find an author I enjoy, I read everything they've written. I haven't read the Twilight series, although I feel it's only a matter of time before I cave, since my sister owns the whole series and I feel a little left out not having chosen between Edward or Jacob. Oh, and I'm not huge into historical fiction.

So, please tell me, what books would you recommend?


Jessica Lynn said...

I've been reading Marian Keye's Last Chance Saloon off and on (more off than on, to be honest) for the past month. I should really set aside some time to read it more often.

HisBirdie (Ali) said...

@Jessica - That's funny Last Chance Saloon is the book my sister just finished (not last book, but last MK book) and offered lend me. We could read it at the same time haha

Janine said...

I really enjoy Emily Giffin's books, I've read 'Something Borrowed,' 'Something Blue,' and 'Love the One You're With.' I also have read the first 2 books from the Bridal Quartet series by Norah Roberts. The series is about 4 friends, who are all in the wedding business, finding love. Currently, and don't laugh when I tell you this, but I'm reading LA Candy by Lauren Conrad and actually enjoy it. Hope this helps!

HisBirdie (Ali) said...

@Janine - I LOVE Emily Giffin's books, I can't wait for her to come out with a new one. I also can't wait for the "Something Borrowed" Movie :)
I'll have to check out the Bridal Quartet series, thanks!
Also my sister and I are both intrigued by LA Candy *hangs head in shame*

Dead Flowers said...

David Sedaris When You Are Engulged in Flames--seriously the funniest writer of our time.
Anything by John Fowles, but I would start with The French Lieutenant's Woman.
Dooce's book is good, especially if you haven't read all of her blogs (she reuses material). It's called It Sucked and then I Cried.

HisBirdie (Ali) said...

@Dead Flowers - Thanks for the recommendations! I tried David Sedaris a couple years ago, but it was a different book and I think I should give him another shot. I don't know why I haven't read a Dooce book yet, b/c I LOVE her blog... and I'm going to try the French Lieutenant's Wife. Thanks again :)

Katie said...

Ok - I am SOO meaning to read a few books...I can't vouch for them, but I have heard amazing things:
The Help
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (and there are more that come after this one...can't remember if it is 2 or 3 books)

Some of my favorites - The Glass Castle (if you haven't read it, you should)
Water for Elephants
I really enjoyed reading The Other Boleyn Girl...although it is really long!
I also second the suggestion for David Sedaris...Me Talk Pretty One Day and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim were hilarious to me at least!

laurenchapman said...

I'm a little late to the game, but I would second Katie's recommendation of "The Help". I just finished it and I loved it. I read it in a week and a half. Took me about 50 or so pages to get into it and then I couldn't put it down!
Sophie Kinsella books are always on my list (Shop-a-holic, etc) and I like Nanny Diaries and Nanny Returns as well.

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