July 28th, 2010
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you all so much for your suggestions! Since I am only picking one book to read, but have almost 40 suggestions, I just decided to write them all down into a book list and hopefully cross them off over time.
You all are some well read, peeps. And I like that.
- The Official Book Club Selection by Kathy Griffith
- The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
- Girl with a Dragon Tattoo (+ series) by Stieg Larsson
- The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
- Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Garman
- Feed by Mira Grant
- Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
- God on a Harley by Joan Brady
- The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolve
- Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
- Into the Wild Jon Krakauer
- Rebecca by Daphne Du
East of Eden by John Steinbeck(a personal favorite!)
- Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
- The Pact by Jodi Picoult
- Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
- Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
- Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult
- American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
- Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolve
- Love Story by Eric Siegel
- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
- The Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers
- Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
- The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
- Crazy Love by Francis Chan
- Lady in Waiting by Jackie Kendall
- A Dubious Place by Fred Vargas
- Wash This Blood Clean from my Hand by Fred Vargas
- Seeking Whom He May Devour by Fred Vargas
- Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan
- Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian
- Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers by Thomas Mullen
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
(I crossed off the ones I have read)
Well it was a very hard decision, but some books were recommended a few times, so I decided to pick one of those…
Without further adieu…
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
When I did some research and saw the words “medieval” and “knights”, I was hooked. Actually, I’m already 75 pages in! Maybe that’s cheating, but I know I can’t read in the car because I get car sick like a cat, so I’m trying to make up for lost time. So far, I LOVE it!
If you’re looking for suggestions from me, click on “Libri Boni” (Latin for ”good books”) at the top of my page. There is also a link for my Top Ten book list plus the reasons why they are my ten favorite books. You should hop in a car for 13 hours and see how far you make it through that list.
I have decided that my time in the car will be spent either sleeping or playing with my new toy:
That’s right friends! Bye bye Crackberry, hello Android! It’s an HTC Eris and so far I love it. Although I make a lot of typos. But that should get better. AND I got a sweet car charger that will also charge my iPod, and more importantly my Garmin. I think I’m more excited about the charger than the phone actually. Proof that you really can’t buy me love. Well, you can, but it’ll only cost you about $30 and your local Verizon retailer. What can I say, I’m easy to please!
And speaking of toys, my favorite kitchen toy, my food processor just died. I am crestfallen. But don’t worry, I have half ground Roasted Maple Cinnamon Almond Butter to console myself. Call me an emotional eater, this is devastating.
My! Look at the time! I’m off to finish some things. This is beach prep week, which is always super busy. But it makes the beach so much nicer!
Favorite cell phone of ALL TIME?! GO!
Obviously I’m partial to my Eris, but my freshman year of college I had this Nokia that came with a clear case and paper so that you could customize your own phone. It also had a built in flashlight that came in handy during fire drills. That was kind of cool…for 2004.