Thursday, January 6, 2011

Looks like I'm a bookworm.

Here's a list of all the books that I read in 2010. I put stars by my very favorites in case any of you are looking for some good reads:

-The Help by Kathryn Stockett ***
-Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
-Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin
-The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
-Easily Amused by Karen McQuestion
-The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes
-Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner
-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- JK Rowling ***
-The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
-The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
-The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
-Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah ***
-A Scattered Life by Karen McQuestion
-Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons by Tim Gunn
- Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher ***
-This Charming Man by Marian Keyes
-Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
-Life on Hold by Karen McQuestion
- Favorite by Karen McQuestion
-Tuscan Holiday by Holly Chamberlin
-I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore ***
-The Cinderella Pact by Sarah Strohmeyer
-The Hunger Games-Suzanne Collins ***
-Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins ***
-Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins ***
-The Sleeping Beauty Proposal by Sarah Strohmeyer
The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain
-Falling Out of Fashion by Karen Yampolsky

Ok, I realize that this is a lot of reading for someone with a full time job AND a full time toddler. Know that I typically read every night for 30-45 minutes and then read a lot when Dylan is napping on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Also... having a kindle is a big reason for a lot of the books. First, it's super easy to get the books, but a chunk of these books cost anywhere from free to $3. Ben doesn't support breaking the bank on buying books.

I know that I've asked this before, but what books do you recommend for my 2011 reading list?


Just Jaime! said...

Here's a list I made a while ago:

These is My Words by Nancy E. Turner

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg (anything by her).

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Shanghai Girls and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (anything by her)

The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood and The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Rhett Butler’s People by Donald McCaig

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

The Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore

The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik

Loved Walked In and Belong to Me by Maria de los Santos

The Glass Castle and Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls

I took out The Help, Harry Potter series and The Hunger Games series, because you said you'd already read them.

Taylor Kowallis said...

looks like we dont have the same taste in books!! I like the fantasy books so I dont know if you would like any of my recommendations. Im reading the Vampire Academy books right now and they are pretty good! You should join
its a good place to get some good recommendations!

Lindsay Marie said...

I LOVED The Book Theif by Markus Zusak. Put that at the top of your list.

Thanks for the list. I've been needing some suggestions.

Sarah said...

yes you are a bookworm! I wish I was. But I do want to read "the help". I'm glad I read this today b/c a girl talked about that book tonight at ty's bball game so I asked to borrow it! and if you're looking for motivation then Ty's new book "Power of Influence" is a great, quick read:)

Anonymous said...

um. i am really disappointed that dragon tattoo did not make your star list. that was pretty much the only thing we had in common last year to talk about and now it has been ruined. thanks. :) ALMOST done with 3. and ps. i think it is hot that you read a ton.

Shannon said...

Chrissi, so glad you found my blog! It looks like we have a lot in common. Love the list of books you read. In fact, we read many similar books in 2010. Have you seen my post?

2010 Reading List

What are you planning to read for 2011? I would love to hear what is on your short list.