Wow, you folks have really outdone yourselves. When I ask for something you really come through. Okay, what I need now is a job or $10,000 cash to jump start my felt stuffed animal business. Ready...go!
I LOVED reading through all of your book recommendations. Do you think there's a job out there that I can just sit and listen to people talk about the books they love or hate. Like a professional book club moderator or something? I promise to bring really good snacks. Anyone who has been to one of my book clubs knows this to be true.
For your enjoyment I will now break down your recommendations into several different categories:
(In my heart, I have italicized all of these titles, like a good girl, but it's just too exhausting to do it in reality. So just imagine it, okay.)
Books I've Already Read:
Pride & Prejudice (love); Persuasion (love); the Hitchhiker's Guide series (oh the laughing, love); The Kite Runner (Nearly drown in a pool of my own tears, love); The Chosen (Did you know that this is one of my all time faves? Have you read Davitas Harp? Do.); Les Miserables (love); A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Very interesting. Love); Lord of the Rings (I wanted to take a nap after all that walking and tree poetry); Chronicles of Narnia (love); Great Gatsby (love); Cold Mountain and Thirteen Moons (loved both, but Cold Mountain more.); Green Eggs and Ham (I would eat it on a train); The Princess Bride (wove).
Books I've Been Meaning to Read but Have Forgotten About Because I Have a Memory Like Unto a Goldfish:
The Brothers Karamazov; The Count of Monte Cristo (own it); Bel Canto (own it); Gone With the Wind; Crime & Punishment (Enough with the Russians already!); Cold Comfort Farm ("There'll be no butter in Hell!" Golly, I love this movie.); Atlas Shrugged; 1776; Three Cups of Tea.
Books That I Will Be Picking Up At the Library, Even Though I Probably Would Never Have Looked At Them Unless Someone Had Recommended Them, Which, Thankfully, You Have:
Coast Road; Wild Swans; Coming of Age in Mississippi; Guests of the Sheik; A Very Small Farm; Best American Short Stories 2007; Bound on Earth; The Spirit Catches You & You Fall Down; the Enders Shadow series (oh, and I have read Ender's Game so I'll be in the know); The Way West; Partly Cloudy Patriot; Manhunt; Me and Marley (Seriously, a dog book? Okay, if you say so.) The Wisdom of Crowds; World Without End; A Year in Provence; Debbie Macomber's non-smutty romance novels.
Books That I will Read Just To Get People to Stop Recommending them To Me But Will Probably Love and Will, When Pressed, Sheepishly Admit To It:
The Twilight series.
Books I Will Not be Reading Because It's Very Hard to Read When You're Hiding Under Your Covers With Your Eyes Shut Tight:
IT & The Stand
This is such a fun game! My next post will be my recommendations. Lucky ducks, you.
PS - Don't feel like you have to stop now. If you read a great book please let me know. And if you didn't get a chance to share your recommendations, there's still time! Don't be shy.