Saturday, January 23, 2010

Book Highlights

A couple of you asked about some of the books I read last year and I thought I'd share some highlights or favorites of mine.

*Even if you have been vacationing on Mars, you still would probably have heard about the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. While I wouldn't go as far as to call myself a "Twi-mom", I do have to admit a fondness for the series. I know some haven't cared for the series, but I love it. Eclipse is my favorite out of the four books.

*Dear John by Nicholas Sparks -- a very recent read for me and one prompted by the film that is being released soon. Next month I think. It was good, definitely didn't end the way I thought it would. It was a pretty quick read for me, but one I enjoyed.

*Cassandra Clare's City of Glass, etc--excellent writing. It's geared towards the teen readers, but I found it very engrossing.

*Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett -- This has been on my "to read" list forever. It is quite long, but is a fantastic read. It took me a bit to get into the book, but once I did I did not want to put it down. There is a follow up book, which is now on my "to read" list. ;-)

*Laurie Notaro -- anything by her is just, well, super awesome. She writes with such hilarity that I laugh out loud many times. The Idiot Guide series are excellent!

Those are a few of the highlights of my faves. This year I'll attempt to actually write more as I read them.

What are your favorites you've read?


ryansmom said...

Over the last six months I've read several books. I don't know that they're my favorites but most were good.
1. Always Looking Up by Michael J. Fox
2. Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom
3. The Shack by WM. Paul Young
4. The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich the founding of Facebook
5. The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose
6. The Weight of Silence by Heather Gundenkauf
7. Here If You Need Me by Kate Braestrup
I'm currently reading A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

Donna said...

I have recently really enjoyed

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - By Stieg Larsson

Shanghai Girls - Lisa See

Dark Places - Gillian Flynn