Tuesday, January 13, 2015

My Latest GoodReads

I used to post the books I've been reading about every 6 months, but I've forgotten to do a post on this since February!  Oops...  So keep in mind that this is about 10 months worth of reading for me.  Because there are so many, I'm not going to give a summary of them all, but if you have any questions please ask me! :)  I've put a * next to the ones I recommend you check out.

*Changing Course by Aly Martinez  (Okay, note here: I actually know Aly, and if you like romance novels you NEED to check out her books!)
The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman
Living Reed: A Novel of Korea by Pearl S. Buck
The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass, by Philip Pullman
*Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine
Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos
The One (The Selection, #3) by Keira Cass

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
*L.A. Son by Roy Choi
*Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
*A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
*Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Sparkle: The Girl's Guide to Living a Deliciously Dazzling, Wildly Effervescent, Kick-Ass Life by Cara Alwill Leyba
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert D. Putnam
*Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
Love is the Killer App by Tim Sanders
Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure by Tim Harford

Have you read any of these books?  Got any I should read?

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  1. I read "Love Walked In" years ago and really enjoyed it!

  2. You know, it wasn't bad... but it wasn't what I expected! It felt a bit far-fetched, though I liked the overall thought and story.

  3. STILL trying to finish Yes, Please. I'm having such a booger of a time finishing it.

  4. I will admit here that I didn't love the whole book, but I really really loved a few chapters of it. To me, they read like short stories; the chapter on divorce hit so close to home I felt like she wrote it for me.

    I feel like it's not as good as Bossypants by Tina Fey or Is Everyone Hanging Out... by Mindy Kaling, but they all fall into the same zone for me as easy to read, enjoyable, but not always consistently good the whole time.

  5. Someone chose the Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. for my book club and I hated it. Stupid man is a dick and learns nothing. The audio version of Yes, Please is AMAZING. Lots of cameo voices, like Seth Meyers and Carole Burnette and Patrick Stewart, for some reason.

    I found this book called Snapper by Brian Kimberling and read it right before Christmas -- it's set in South-Central Indiana and a few chapters are in Bloomington! It's an easy read full of fairly disparate, kind of funny, kind of weird stories about a professional bird watcher.


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