Saturday, March 31, 2007

I Have Lots of Books to Read

So. Let me start off by saying that one of my favorite things to peruse books in a book store (or Costco or anyplace that has books!). I usually wind up finding one or two books that I'd like to read...and add them to my list.

Most of them are fiction. Some are non-fiction, a couple are intended for the young adult, some are about raising kids, some are indulgent chick lit reads, some are...well--you get the idea. There are a lot of books that I have left to read. After I read them I generally sell them on ebay so I don't have them anymore if they are marked as read.

If I liked the book, I'll give a better review later.

Book Title Author Read? Comments
A Friend of the Family Done Good read but it took me a while to read it.
A Good House
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Done Hard to read at times
A Home at The End of the World
A Lotus Grows in the Mud Goldie Hawn
A Prayer for Owen Meany John Irving
A Window Across the River Done Eh. Wouldn't recommend it.
Accidental Virgin Done very funny
After You'd Gone
Amanda Bright @ Home
Amanda's Wedding Done Funny.Took me a while to read it though
Angels & Demons
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons Done Great read.Makes you want to start a book club myself
Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging Done Hilarious (laugh out loud) but it's about a teenager
Any Place I Hang My Hat Susan Isaacs
At First Sight Nicholas Sparks
Babe in Toyland Done Ehh.I didn't care for it
Baby Proof Done Okay.
Babyville Done Okay read
Backtalk Aurdy Ricker
Bee Season Done Good Read.A little weird though.
Best Friends Martha Moody
Blue Shoe Anne Lamott
Breeding Between The Lines Alon Ziv
By The Lake John McGahern
Call Waiting Done Not as good as 32aa but still a quick and easy read.
Cats Meow
Cocktails For Three Madeleine Wickham
Coffee and Kung Fu Done I liked it.A little introspective but good.
Come Together Done Cute Story about one couple's relationship through both the female and male perspective
Confessions of Max Tivoli
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Done Okay read.Too much technical stuff
Dating Big Bird
Diary of a Mad Bride Done very funny
Diary of an American Au Pair
Dirty Girls Social Club
Dive From Clausen's Pier
Does She or Doesn't She Done Stupid
Dogs of Babel Carolyn Parkhurst Done Good Read.Sad. About a man that discovers things he never knew about his wife after she dies.
Down Came the Rain Done Interesting.Somewhat repetative
English as a Second Language Megan Crane
Every Boy's Got One Done Really cute and quick read
Everyman Philip Roth
Faithless Karin Slaughter
Faking It
Fat Chance Done Okay
Finding Cassie Crazy
Five Men Who Broke My Heart Done Interesting.Makes you think about past relationships
Five People You Meet in Heaven Mitch Albom Done Easy and quick read.Makes you realize that your life does have a reason
For One More Day Mitch Albom Done Quick and easy read.It seems every mother is taken for granted.
Getting over Jack Wagner
Ghosts of Boyfriends Past
Good Girls Don't
Good People of New York done Okay Read.
Happiness Sold Separately Lolly Winston
Hardly Working
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Hissy Fit
Hit Reply Done Okay.It got kind of depressing
House of Sand and Fog
Hunger Point
I Do But I Don't Done Cute but not as good as Pink Slip Party
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell Tucker Max Done Funny
If You Could See Me Now Celia Ahern
In Full Bloom
Isabel's Daughter
Julie and Romeo
Kite Runner Done Excellent book.I was riveted
Last Year of Being Single
Life of Pi
Little Altars Everywhere
Little Earthquakes Done Excellent book for first time mothers.I think we all go through a little bit of everything that the moms went through in this book.
Little White Lies Done This was a great book.She's the sister of Sophie Kinsella.Not as good as Kinsella but good none the less.
Love, Rosie
Man Eater Done Cute, quick read
Middlesex Done fascinating but a little slow at times
Mr. Commitment
Mrs. Kimble
Multiple Choice
My Fractured Life
My Sister's Keeper Jodi Picoult
Name & Address Withheld
Not So Perfect Man
Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination
Our Lady of The Forest David Guterson
Out of the Blue Done Okay
Perfect Elizabeth Done Good read
Playful Parenting Lawrence Cohen
Playing Away Done A little slow at times but over all a good read.
Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities Alexandra Robbins
Plot Against America Done Good read.Very realistic has some good history lessons
Positive Discipline - The First 3 Years
Prep Done Excellent read.I really empathized with the main character
PS I Love You Done Good but the ending was kind of weird. This is actually being made into a movie with Hilary Swank
Raising a Happy Unspoiled Child
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Red Tent
Rescuing Rose Done This was a funny book.  I really like Isabel wolf books
Scenes From a Holiday
Secret Life of Bees Done Excellent book.It made me cry.I'm not really sure it's about strong women though.
She Went All the Way Done Sucks
Shopaholic and Sister Done Okay read
Slave to Fashion Done okay read
Slave to Love
Slightly Settled
Smart vs Pretty Done Okay.Kind of lame
Smart Women
Something Borrowed Done Excellent Read.Read very quickly and it was a page turner.Can't wait to read the sequel about Darcy
South of the Border, West of the Sun
Star Craving Mad
State of Fear
Straight Talking Done Good read
Sushi for Beginners Done Cute.
Tales of a Drama Queen Done Cute
Talking to Addison Done Funny. Quick read
The Answer is Yes
The Anxiety of Everyday Objects
The Birth Order Book Kevin Leman
The Bitch Posse
The Bonesetter's Daughter Done Another great read by Amy Tan
The Bookseller of Kabul
The Cold Six Thousand
The Da Vinci Code Done Excellent book.Makes you think about the bible and question why its so male dominated.
The Devil in the White City
The End of Vandalism Tom Drury
The Eyre Affair
The Historian
The Jane Austen Book Club Karen Joy Fowler
The Love Wife
The Man of My Dreams Done Good but not as good as prep
The Memory Keeper's Daughter Kim Edwards Done Excellent Book about a Dr. that gives a way one of his twin children at birth because she has down's syndrome
The Mermaid Chair Sue Monk Kidd Done Good book.Not as good as Secret Life of Bees but it was good
The Miracles of Santo Fico
The Nine Month Plan Done Ok
The Other Boleyn Girl Done Very good and an interesting read
The Other Side of the Story Done Just as good as her other books
The Photograph
The Playgroup
The Read-Aloud Handbook
The Reader
The Second Assistant
The Secret History Donna Tartt
The Shadow of The Wind Carlos Ruiz zafon
The Sparrow
The Tenth Circle Jodi Picoult
The Time Traveler's Wife Done There were parts in this book where I just couldn't put it down.Other parts where it drags.The best was his final letter.
The Year of Living Famously
These High Green Hills
Three Junes
Tuesdays with Morrie Mitch Albom Done Quick and easy read.Wasn't as good as I thought it would be.
Unconditional Parenting Alfie Kohn
Undomestic Goddess Done Funny.Similar to her other books.Some parts slightly unbelievable but still laugh out loud
Vanishing Acts Jodi Picoult
Waiting Ha Jin Done Good.Not as good as I thought it would be though.About a doctor that waits a long time to divorce his wife and marry another only to realize that he did the wrong thing
Welcome to the Great Mysterious
What About the Love Part
White Oleander
White Teeth
Total Books =144 Books Read=58
Net To Read 86

Thursday, March 29, 2007

A New Blog

I just created this blog because I realized that the posts on my other blog seem kind of random and I thought that I would focus this blog on the books that I read.

My other blog is titled "Confessions of a Former Bookworm" but a reader commented that I still seem to read a lot of books. I guess I'm in denial about being a bookworm. Perhaps my state of denial indicates that I have issues...

This blog is under construction so check back later for my reviews. I'll probably go back and review some oldies but goodies (as in books I read a long time ago) in addition to what I'm reading right now.