Friday, April 9, 2010

My Current "Must Reads"

Looking for a good book? I have found each of these books to be highly engaging and very thought provoking. Word of warning, if you begin reading them, you may not be able to put them down!

The Help by Kathryn Stockett:

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini:

If you missed this book, The Kite Runner, also by Khaled Hosseini, is very good, as well:

This book was awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed it! The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Anne Shaffer & Annie Barrows:
*Sorry this cover is blurry~I tried 2 different images & couldn't get a clear pic)*

I am getting ready to read two new books. I love the author Malcolm Gladwell & found his books Blink & The Tipping Point to be very intriguing. I am looking forward to reading his new book, What the Dog Saw. Also, I have read several of Jodi Picoult's books & will soon be reading House Rules. I will let you know what I think of these two reads. Happy reading. If you have read any of these, let me know what you thought of the books. What reads are in your beach bag?


  1. All great reads!! I just finished The it on the Kindle Ap. on my was such a good read...and made me look like I was addicted to my phone. LOL. Both Hosseini reads were thought-provoking, and not light. The Guernsey... was another favorite. Captured a great perspective on that time period, and the style of writing was neat too.
    I need some new reads. I do paperback book's been a great way to trade off some of my books and try new ones out. Only problem is that the bestsellers can be hard to get a hold of....takes a long time.
    Have a great day!

  2. A Thousand Splendid Suns was quite possibly the best book I've EVER read!!! I almost want to read it again now that it's been a couple of years for me. I'm not normally into novels, but this one I DEVOURED!
    Have you read "The Bookseller of Kabul"? Another great one!

    I love Jodi Piccoult, too, so am anxious to read your review of House Rules.

  3. i am reading

    the elegance of the hedgehog by muriel barbery

    looove love love it

    target has it in paperback
    i'd loan you my copy, but i've marked all over the pages.
    brilliant vocabulary in this book i must say :)

  4. I'm reading The Help as we speak! I love having a stack of books to read on my nightstand...just finished Little Bee. Amazing. It is a must's in paperback. Nothing like getting lost in a good book! Have a great weekend Cathy!

  5. i need a new good read ... thank you ... have a wonderful weekend..xx

  6. A Thousand Splendid...was INDEED that!
    I may be the ONLY person out there that has not finished "The Help."
    I have a list of my faves on my blog. :) Here are some to add to your list:

    - The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
    (story about life in India from 2 VERY different women's viewpoints. Could NOT put it down)
    - No Angel by Penny Vicenzi (the trilogy!)
    - Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
    - East of Eden by John Steinbeck

    Happy Reading!

  7. I loved Hosseini's books!
    You are going out to get the ingredients for my recipe (Veri Teriyaki Bowtie Pasta) today...I am going out to the library today to get the book "The Help"
    So glad our paths crossed today, such a strange blog world it is, huh?:) Love it. Thanks for commenting..

  8. Returning your visit to Becolorful via Our Suburban Cottage. I was looking for your house post. I didn't find that but I did start perusing your blog. What a fun place to visit. I like real life stuff. The image of the coffee cup is splendid and so easy to relate to. I saw your book list and three of those are on my to read list too. I did just finish The Help and loved it. I found myself casting people in those roles as I read. It would make a great movie too.
    Thanks again for your glowing comments on my family room


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