Wednesday, March 16, 2011

it may take several years

but I am bound and determined to finish my book list.  A couple months ago I asked on Facebook for book suggestions.  I wanted to create a list of books that may not be ones that I would choose.
I need to expand my horizons, sometimes I feel like I am in a box and can only view the world from my limited point of view because I have seen so little of it.  Reading, to me, is a good way to see things in a different context.  It can also make for good conversation.  Plus, it can be a really good escape from reality.......not that I'd want to escape this stress free life of mine:))
I have always been a reader but have tended to read the same types of books, same authors, blah blah boring!  It's time to shake things up a little and add some new titles to this bookshelf.....

Less Chelsea.....(even though I'm watching a DVR'd Chelsea as I type this)

more substance.....

My current read is this.....and I love it....

I started with "Shutter Island" which was great because I'd never seen the movie.  Very suspenseful and lots of twists.  I highly recommend!
Here is the rest of my list....I am always open to suggestions.  No timeline to finish.....sometimes I have time to read and sometimes (most of the time) I read in 10-15 minute intervals so as I said before, this may take a year of two to finish!

Very Valentine- Adriana Trigiani
Freedom - Jonathan Franzen
Let Me Go  - Ishiguro
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
The Hour I First Believed - Wally Lamb
Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Undaunted Courage - Stephen Ambrose
The Help - Kathryn Stockett
The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls
Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
Unbearable Lightness - Portia de Rossi
Heaven is for Real - Todd Burpo


Well, I ran on the nature trail today. It was beautiful! I am so glad it doesn't look like this anymore...

Sure, that was pretty, too, but I am DONE with snow for at least 8 months!!

"the more that you read, the more things you will know. the more you learn, the more places you'll go" -- Dr. Seuss

1 comment:

  1. I see you have 'The Shack' as one of your books. I love that book and am reading it for the second time! You rock Sis!!!