Dec 5, 2010

avid



sometimes i forget that i REALLY like to read.

in the past 2 weeks i've devoured:
The Help.
The Count of Monte Cristo.
My Life in France.

other favorites:
The Book Thief.
The Glass Castle.
Wuthering Heights.
Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Five Quarters of an Orange.

any suggestions?
at this pace, i need to keep a back stock!

12 comments:

Meagan said...

Try Jeannette Walls - The Glass Castle & Half Broke Horses

Jana said...

Oh I loved the glass castle. Also I liked "loving frank" about frank Lloyd wright and I'm reading Galileo's daughter (at Fritz's recommendation. He's got good taste).

Toni S. Cook said...

I second the Glass Castle. Heartbreaking but good. I also recently enjoyed The Enchanted April and am now re-reading Dicken's Christmas Carol & other Christmas shorts to get in the festive spirit.

--Your adventures are so fun to read about! I hope you and Matt are enjoying this exciting time!

Brooklyn said...

Have you listened to "The Help?" The audio is absolutely incredible. The book is good, but the audio takes it to another level completely.

Also, Colin Powell's autobiography is seriously rad, and you might like "The Bourne Identity" (the book). It's got lots of European border-hopping (also: not very similar to the movie).

emilyhutchison said...

The Help, loved it, I google image pictures from the upcoming movie maybe once a week.The Glass Castle is also good. I love A History of Love and Little B was very good. Or I have some old time classic fall backs like The Golden Urchin by Madeline Brent and The Kitchen Boy, SO GOOOOOOD. There is also this Young Adult series that is from England and now only being released in England (first book is called Diamond of Drury Lane and it is part of the Cat Royal series) so if you could finish book 4 and 5 for me and let me know what happens that'd be great. I've got a lot more young adult novels if you're interested, but I imagine everyone in the UK only reads "literature".

noelle regina said...

the glass castle was AMAZING. though i hated her parents and how apathetic, self involved and LAZY they were under the guise of "anti establishment." it was tragic but captivating. i stayed up all night to finish it.

now i know you all have good taste so will put it my amazon.co.uk order for the others :)

life without a tv is kind of nice.
thanks for the suggestions.

nerak said...

- currently reading 'The Lacuna' and loving the style, the language, the imagery.

- if you're into memoirs, 'Reading Lolita in Tehran' is fascinating and thought-provoking.

- I second the 'History of Love' recommendation.

- 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' is fantastic.

- for novels in a younger voice, i was completely captivated by 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' and 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night.'

reading > tv > tv online. i should remember that more often myself!

Laura said...

I recommend Born to Run by Christopher McDougall.
If it doesn't get you totally inspired to go out for a run, nothing will. But can you run in the winter in London?

mandy said...

If you have not read "A Girl Named Zippy" by Haven Kimmel you will fall in love with it. The sequel "She got up off the Couch" is just as fantastic. Right now I am reading "One Day" by David Nicholls. Emily's sister recommended One Day so it must be good. Hope you are well!

mandy said...

ps- i would love to find me a mirror like your beautiful gold one...help please!

kimmy girl said...

im sure everyone has already read it but I just finished all the hunger games and while the plot is totally disturbing, I couldnt put them down.

im with em's I have A LOT of young adult fiction to pass your way...

virtual book club anyone??

Shannon said...

Read all three of those books this year too... did you just salivate over My Life in France? The whole thing made my mouth water, not to mention made me miss France.

If you like books about food, anything Michael Pollan.

Also just finished Outliers--was great for thinking about what makes people successful.