Bookshelf

I absolutely LOVE to read and have a loooong list of books that I want to read or in some cases read again.  All are listed together below in no particular order and yes, some are children’s books :).  Some are fun and light, some are heavy, some are just classics.  Anyway, I also love discussing the books that I read.  If you do too, and have read any of these books on my list, I would love to hear from you!

11-30-10 I haven’t updated much, but I have been reading!  Just not a lot of titles from this list.  I have picked up half a dozen books from Goodwill over the past couple of months, so I’ve been reading those.  Can’t beat $0.50, $0.79, $0.99, or $1.99 books!!

  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
  • The Book Thief
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert – I saw the movie, does that count?
  • Water for Elephants
  • Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Any Bitter Thing by Monica Wood
  • The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer  {I read it but wouldn’t mind reading again}
  • Sookie Stackhouse Series
  • Jen Lancaster’s books
  • Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
  • The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews
  • Heart of the Matter by Emily Griffin 
  • The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen
  • Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner
  • Table Manners by Mia King
  • Chelsea Handler’s books
    • My Horizontal Life
    • Are You There Vodka, It’s Me Chelsea
    • Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
    • Lies Chelsea Handler Told Me
  • Multiple Blessings by Kate Gosslin
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  • Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
  • Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomeru
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • sTORI Telling by Tori Spelling
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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Amanda Creech
    Aug 04, 2010 @ 20:24:10

    oooh, have you read Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner. It is on my kindle reading wish list and every time I download a book I look at it and try to decide whether to download or not. Let me know if you have read and if you recommend,

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    • Beth
      Aug 04, 2010 @ 22:34:46

      I haven’t read Fly Away Home Yet, but it is up there on my “read soon” list. I think first is Eat Pray Love, then The Help, then rereading Twilight {before I see the movies I want to read the series again}, and then Fly Away Home.
      I’ll let you know when I get to Fly Away Home.
      By the way, how to you like your Kindle? I’ve never really looked at them, but know they would be nice so you don’t have stacks of books piling up around the house. And where I live, I don’t have access to a library (included with our taxes or whatever), so we’d have to pay out of pocket to use the library…
      Also, thanks for the heads up on the Gone with the Wind sequel. Sounds good!
      I think Stephanie Meyer is working on a new book that is basically like Twilight, but from Edward’s point of view. I can’t wait for that.

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      • Amanda Creech
        Aug 09, 2010 @ 14:51:34

        I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Kindle. Mom got it for my last year as a birthday/christmas gift. It is so amazing. Takes a little while to get used to not holding a book and turning pages. It is so easy to use, I can download books anywhere in about 60 secs and doesn’t need a computer because it has its own 3G network that is free to use, you just have to pay for the book download. I have read about 50 books in the past year on it and can’t imagine life without it. Price has come down alot since I got mine too. Let me know if you want to look at mine and see what it is like. Told mom that I would go without presents for as long as she wanted because it was the best gift I have ever gotten. 🙂

  2. Amanda Creech
    Aug 04, 2010 @ 20:27:10

    If you have read/liked Gone with the Wind, I thought that Rhett Butler’s People by Donald McCaig was an excellent sequel to the book. Much, Much!!! better than Scarlett.

    This book was approved by the estate of Margaret Mitchell and is basically Gone with the Wind, but it is told in Rhett’s voice and follows him throughout the story. I love it, these are 2 of my favorite books that I read over and over again.

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    • Beth
      Aug 13, 2010 @ 20:39:53

      Oh, the Kindle sounds nice! I might want to look at yours sometime. I’m on the fence about if I would like it or not. Like you mentioned, it would take some time getting used to not holding a book. Also, I don’t know if I would like looking a screen after looking at a computer all day at work…sometimes my eyes need a rest from the screen if that makes sense. It would definitely have to be a gift for me too because I don’t like to spend that kind of money on myself. Thanks for the feedback!

      Reply

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