Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hooked on Reading Worked for Me!

About a month ago, I posted my summer reading list

Here are some of the books I had on there:

1. Dead Reckoning
2. Forever
3. Jane Eyre
4. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest
5. A Reliable Wife
6. To The End of the Land
7. Bird Cloud

Since I posted this, I have read these books (note: some of these might not be on the list)
1. Dead Reckoning
2. Water for Elephants
3. Can You Keep A Secret (twice- I really thought this was cute)

I am currently reading The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.
I get paid next week, so I am going to splurge and buy myself To The End of the Land and Bird Cloud.
I'm going to use the library for Jane Eyre.
I've also added Diana Gabaldon's Drums of Autumn and maybe The Fiery Cross (if I can get that far)
Oh and I bought Clan of the Cave Bear at a garage sale for .25 so I figured I would read that one too.
So much reading. I love it!
I'm still open to suggestions.
One of my favorite moms to follow recommended Still Alice. I looked into it a little bit. I would probably recommend this book to lots of other people- it sounds wonderful. However, Alzheimer's is a touchy subject with my husband whose grandmother passed away from it and he doesn't even like to talk about it.

I really want to read The Gossip Girl series...maybe...but I don't want to dumb myself down...and I'm pretty sure that's what I'd be doing.
Did I ever tell you I have a secret (not so secret now) addiction to that blasted show? I love it. Lord help me.

Now, if anyone is ever interested in the TOP FIVE books Sarah highly recommends you read before you read anything else ever again, here you go:

5. The Grapes of Wrath. The story is brilliant and the symbolism is beautiful.
4. Catch-22. Funny, compelling, sad, quirky. Just like the aforementioned, the story is brilliant and the symbolism is beautiful.
3. The Princess Bride. I've read this probably a million times and I still laugh out loud.
2. The Book Thief. Laughing out loud one minute and crying the next this story was so beautifully written and inspiring. This is actually where my blog title comes from!
1. Gone With the Wind. *Le sigh* Rhett Butler has touched my heart forever. I read this every summer. No matter what and I adore every detail, every snitty Scarlet comment and every page of this gorgeous book.


B, in the Great Funkk said...

Gossip Girl books are way WAY different then series and I had to quit watching series after I read them. I love Chuck Bass/ Ed Westwick and he is like bi-gay in the books so it ruined the character for me.
Oh well. I do have a few of the books if you want to borrow them.

Sarah said...

He's what?! Chuck Bass is almost the entire reason I watch that show...plus the clothes.
I might take you up on that offer and borrow them.

LisaKunkelPhotography said...

Sarah, I had no idea you read so much! When do you fit this into your busy schedule??!!

Sarah said...

Usually on my lunch hour or right before bed. That's pretty much the only time I get to read.

B, in the Great Funkk said...

I know, huh! And sure the books are kind of "community sytle" in my collection anyways. I love buying a book but you spend the what $8 or $10 on it and then never read it again. (Some I do though)

Sarah said...

I'm going to read "The Help". I hear wonderful things and will send it your way if it's any good!