Friday, November 5, 2010

Book Report

I love to read.  I don't always have a book going, and I'm not the most wide-read person - I pretty much only read for fun and pretty much stick to what I like without branching out too far - but I love the escape of a book.  Odd fact about me:  lately I do most of my reading while I dry my hair in the morning.  I know, odd, but I hate doing my hair and reading makes it more enjoyable.  If it's a really good book, it does tend to make me late, though.  So in an effort to spread the joy, I thought I'd share the list of the last few books that I've read in case anyone needs any recommendations:

  • Memoirs of a Geisha - didn't expect to like it since this is a little out of my norm, but I really, really did.
  • The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire - The first one is a good whodunnit (love those).  They're a little dark, but good reads.
  • The entire Janet Evanovich series (One For the Money, Two For the's up to Sizzling Sixteen now) - these are pure fun with really great characters.  Excellent vacation reading.  This would make the most excellent TV show but they did decide to make a movie out of the first one - comes out next year.
  • The Nanny Diaries and Nanny Returns - the first one is way better.
  • 10-10-10 by Suzy Welch - this is definitely out of my norm since as a rule I hate self-help-type books, but I was intrigued after hearing about it on the radio.  It lays out a very common-sense approach to making tough decisions.  It can be used by anyone because it doesn't tell you what you should do, it poses a series of questions in order to help you figure it out for yourself based on your values, your faith.   I loaned it to a friend and I'm curious if she read it and what she thought of it.
Currently reading:  The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest - the last in the series, unless they figure out how to publish the manuscript that Stieg Larsson wrote before he died.

On deck (courtesy of my Dad):  American Assassin by Vince Flynn.  Dad says it's a really good intrigue.  Sounds intriguing.


  1. Try "The Hunger Games" series. You won't be disappointed.

  2. I have been wanting to read The Hunger Games" and still have to finish up the Dragon series...I really do love them!

  3. My nieces love the Hunger Games series. Maybe I should move that up to "On Deck" status.

  4. i just picked up ...the Deathly Hallows again in preparation for the movie. :-)

  5. I got the general idea from 10-10-10, didn't finish the whole thing. I am not sure she leaves ENOUGH room for God...other than that it presents a logical path regarding making choices. Still trying to find time to read the other book you loaned me so I can return them. :) (and read the ones Bethany loaned me too....I have a stack of 20 books next to the bed!!)