Thursday, May 27, 2010


It has been forever since I've updated my reading list on my blog. Because I'm so woefully behind, it means I'm sure to miss a few books on this list. But if I think of them later, I'll be sure to update.

I re-read the Twilight Series. Yes. Total guilty pleasure. I held off reading them until I was about 37 weeks pregnant, because when you're that pregnant, all you want to do is sit around anyway. At least it helped the time go by. I finished the series when James was only weeks old. Brain candy is good when you're highly stressed due to a fragile newborn in the house. Four stars.

South of Broad - oh how I love Pat Conroy. Beach Music is one of my all time favorite books. But the more of Conroy I read, the more predictable they become. South of Broad was kinda a let down. Stick with Beach Music and The Prince of Tides. Three stars.

The Book Thief - It took me forever to read this book I've heard so much about. It is because the first 20 or so pages are weird, and it was hard to get into. But after that this book is FANTASTIC. Loved it. Loved it. Five stars.

The Forgotten Garden
- liked this book quite a bit. The mystery was fun, the switching time lines was engaging. Overall it was quite a good read. If you are interested in England, gardens or secrets, this one is for you. Four stars.

The Good Earth
- officially I'm not done with this book yet, I'm still in the middle, but since I'm re-reading it, I thought I'd cheat and write a review anyway. I love China. I love Chinese stories. I love stories about poverty. Four stars.

What to Expect one and two - like any Mama to be, I read and re-read these books like 50 times. No joke. But there is so much good info in them. Must for any pregnant woman and new parent. Five stars.

And there are more, I just know it. In addition to reading wonderful books, I'm also some reading wonderful blogs as of late. My new favorites? Enjoying the Small Things, Harper's Happenings, and The Wright Family Pics.

I've also read Pajama Time, The Hungry Caterpillar, and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do You Hear? more times than I care to count.

Please leave your favorite book and blog recommendations in the comments!


  1. You know how I feel about the Twilight series (gag, barf). And you know I highly recommend Tolkien's work, beginning with the "The Hobbit". I also think "Gone with The Wind" is a fantastic work. And if you like vampire stories, try a really good one, "Interview With a Vampire", or even Bram Stoker's, "Dracula". You'll really see where Meyers "stole" a lot of her story ideas, and did not do them justice!

  2. Stacey9:37 AM

    I just read "Follow the River" for the second time in my life and loved it. It is a book about a woman and her amazing escape from Indians.

  3. I agree - brain candy is great for the mind. :-) I love the Twilight series for that reason.
    I just got through the Anne of Green Gables series, which was wonderful and relaxing.
    Have you read The Hunger Games yet? If not, you must read it. It's terrific.

  4. I love non-fiction. I rarely read fiction. A month or so ago I read "Letters to Jackie." It's a compilation of letters written to Jackie Kennedy in the days, weeks, months and years following the assasination of her husband. You really get a sense for the mood of the country at the time and people from all walks of life. Some of the most heartfelt letters are written by Americans will hardly any education. I think it's a must read.

  5. Whoops. Assassination is the correct spelling.


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