I am a Lover of Books

Before I go all bookish on you today, I have to comment on how much I appreciate all the feedback yesterday.  Infidelity, relationship issues, trust between friends … they're all volatile topics.  Readers had very strong feelings about yesterday's topic and those feelings came out in your comments and emails.  If you didn't have a chance to read the comments yesterday, you might enjoy doing so today.  Some of them were very enlightening.  Some of them were very angry.  Some of them made me laugh.  Some of them also educated me on activities which take place at bachelor's parties.

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The cover story of Time this week is, ironically, titled Unfaithfully Yours.  Infidelity is an important topic and I'll come back to it again soon.  For today, I'm going to move on to a lighter, happier, subject.

I love books.  

I love my Kindle (electronic reader).  

My regular readers already know about my love for the written word.  Periodically I've asked you to submit lists of favorite books and bribed you to do so with prizes.  It's something I love to do because I always come away with a lot of new ideas for good reads.  I've found some wonderful books from suggestions left by readers.  It's a win-win! 

I like all sorts of books depending on the mood I'm in.  A few of my favorites over the last few years are Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen, Pillars of the Earth (and the sequel World Without End) by Ken Follett, The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton, and Pretty in Plaid by my fellow blogger Jen Lancaster.  

Oh, and if you want total raunchy romance (explicit) one of my readers recommended the Nauti series by Lora Leigh.  I've only read one book from the series but I'm still fanning myself off.  It's steamy stuff and not for the easily offended.  Of course, if you were easily offended you wouldn't be here visiting me, would you?

All of that being said, I'm doing it again.  I have to be on planes a lot over the next month and a half.  When I'm on planes, or sitting in airports, I consume books at an amazing rate.

I'm offering up a $30 Amazon gift card to one reader today.  

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment giving me the title of a book you've enjoyed.

I'd love to hear of good books you've read this summer, but the title of any book you've appreciated will do.  It can be fiction, nonfiction … it can even be a cookbook.  

Each comment is worth one entry.  

You may enter as many times as you wish.  If you have five books to recommend, leaving five separate comments will get you five entries but listing them all in one comment only gets you one entry.

I will use a random number generator to pick one person from my comment section as the winner.

Comments must be left prior to 11:00 p.m. Pacific time tonight to be eligible.  I will announce the contest winner tomorrow.  

Good luck and thank you in advance for some great book suggestions!

© Twenty Four At Heart

345 Responses to “I am a Lover of Books”

  1. Jan

    Robert Sawyer’s Neanderthal trilogy – Hominids, Humans and Hybrids – is excellent. I’m also in the process of reading Julia Child’s memoirs, My Life in France. She was such a fascinating lady! It’s really very good.
    I’m getting Beloved a Kindle 2 for Xmas this year – I think it will be much easier for him to travel with.

  2. Jan

    Robert Sawyer’s Neanderthal trilogy – Hominids, Humans and Hybrids – is excellent. I’m also in the process of reading Julia Child’s memoirs, My Life in France. She was such a fascinating lady! It’s really very good.
    I’m getting Beloved a Kindle 2 for Xmas this year – I think it will be much easier for him to travel with.

  3. Jan

    Robert Sawyer’s Neanderthal trilogy – Hominids, Humans and Hybrids – is excellent. I’m also in the process of reading Julia Child’s memoirs, My Life in France. She was such a fascinating lady! It’s really very good.
    I’m getting Beloved a Kindle 2 for Xmas this year – I think it will be much easier for him to travel with.

  4. Kristen

    I love my kindle too….
    American Wife
    Good read and I was sad when it was done.

  5. Kristen

    I love my kindle too….
    American Wife
    Good read and I was sad when it was done.

  6. Kristen

    I love my kindle too….
    American Wife
    Good read and I was sad when it was done.

  7. Alan

    Great. I haven’t read a damn thing all summer and now you go and do this. Nothing like a little competition to get me motivated! My wife just finished that “Twilight” book and she loves it. So that is next on my list. So I’ll say…”Twilight”?

  8. Alan

    Great. I haven’t read a damn thing all summer and now you go and do this. Nothing like a little competition to get me motivated! My wife just finished that “Twilight” book and she loves it. So that is next on my list. So I’ll say…”Twilight”?

  9. Alan

    Great. I haven’t read a damn thing all summer and now you go and do this. Nothing like a little competition to get me motivated! My wife just finished that “Twilight” book and she loves it. So that is next on my list. So I’ll say…”Twilight”?

  10. ballerinatoes

    I just finished Jess Riley’s “Driving Sideways” and seriously loved it. Girls, a road-trip, a new kidney and humor…what more could you want in a summer read?

  11. ballerinatoes

    I just finished Jess Riley’s “Driving Sideways” and seriously loved it. Girls, a road-trip, a new kidney and humor…what more could you want in a summer read?

  12. ballerinatoes

    I just finished Jess Riley’s “Driving Sideways” and seriously loved it. Girls, a road-trip, a new kidney and humor…what more could you want in a summer read?

  13. Kate

    Sherilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series
    Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum series. Literally laugh out loud funny.
    okay got to think of some more

  14. Kate

    Sherilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series
    Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum series. Literally laugh out loud funny.
    okay got to think of some more

  15. Kate

    Sherilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series
    Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum series. Literally laugh out loud funny.
    okay got to think of some more

  16. Kate

    Not sure if I should admit this but I fell to the hype of “Twilight” and read it yesterday. All of it in one day. It actually wasn’t a bad book and I think I am actually going to have to read the other books in the series.

  17. Kate

    Not sure if I should admit this but I fell to the hype of “Twilight” and read it yesterday. All of it in one day. It actually wasn’t a bad book and I think I am actually going to have to read the other books in the series.

  18. Kate

    Not sure if I should admit this but I fell to the hype of “Twilight” and read it yesterday. All of it in one day. It actually wasn’t a bad book and I think I am actually going to have to read the other books in the series.

  19. Tasses

    Wow, hard choice. I have so many good ones lately. Hmmm…
    First one, The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly.

  20. Tasses

    Wow, hard choice. I have so many good ones lately. Hmmm…
    First one, The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly.

  21. Tasses

    Wow, hard choice. I have so many good ones lately. Hmmm…
    First one, The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly.

  22. Tasses

    Ok, second one read a few months ago: The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa (April)

  23. Tasses

    Ok, second one read a few months ago: The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa (April)

  24. Tasses

    Ok, second one read a few months ago: The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa (April)

  25. Tasses

    I’ll end with lucky #3. I have saved the very best for last.
    If you have not read the young adult novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, you must run to a bookstore now and buy it. Best thing I’ve read in 2 years.

  26. Tasses

    I’ll end with lucky #3. I have saved the very best for last.
    If you have not read the young adult novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, you must run to a bookstore now and buy it. Best thing I’ve read in 2 years.

  27. Tasses

    I’ll end with lucky #3. I have saved the very best for last.
    If you have not read the young adult novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, you must run to a bookstore now and buy it. Best thing I’ve read in 2 years.

  28. Jojo

    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and the late Mary Ann Shaffer.

  29. Jojo

    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and the late Mary Ann Shaffer.

  30. Jojo

    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and the late Mary Ann Shaffer.

  31. Jojo

    The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister.

  32. Jojo

    The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister.

  33. Jojo

    The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister.

  34. Kristan

    If you want a good cry, My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult.
    If you want some lighthearted nonfiction, The Joy of Doing Things Badly by Veronica Chambers.

  35. Kristan

    If you want a good cry, My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult.
    If you want some lighthearted nonfiction, The Joy of Doing Things Badly by Veronica Chambers.

  36. Kristan

    If you want a good cry, My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult.
    If you want some lighthearted nonfiction, The Joy of Doing Things Badly by Veronica Chambers.

  37. Kristen

    I just finished Lost & Found by Jacqueline Sheehan, There is a big black Lab in it. I’m a sucker for any book with a big, slobbering dog.

  38. Kristen

    I just finished Lost & Found by Jacqueline Sheehan, There is a big black Lab in it. I’m a sucker for any book with a big, slobbering dog.

  39. Kristen

    I just finished Lost & Found by Jacqueline Sheehan, There is a big black Lab in it. I’m a sucker for any book with a big, slobbering dog.

  40. Jennifer

    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Favorite book from 2008!

  41. Jennifer

    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Favorite book from 2008!

  42. Jennifer

    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Favorite book from 2008!

  43. Jennifer

    Emma by Jane Austen! Great story with lots of chuckles!

  44. Jennifer

    Emma by Jane Austen! Great story with lots of chuckles!

  45. Jennifer

    Emma by Jane Austen! Great story with lots of chuckles!

  46. Kristen

    Oh, and if you haven’t yet read The Time Traveler’s Wife b Audrey Niffenegger, DO IT. The movie comes out next month.

  47. Kristen

    Oh, and if you haven’t yet read The Time Traveler’s Wife b Audrey Niffenegger, DO IT. The movie comes out next month.

  48. Kristen

    Oh, and if you haven’t yet read The Time Traveler’s Wife b Audrey Niffenegger, DO IT. The movie comes out next month.

  49. Jennifer

    Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horowitz. Very entertaining non-fiction.

  50. Jennifer

    Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horowitz. Very entertaining non-fiction.

  51. Jennifer

    Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horowitz. Very entertaining non-fiction.

  52. Jennifer

    Base Ten by Maryann Lesert. Great story about trying to balance self with family’s needs.

  53. Jennifer

    Base Ten by Maryann Lesert. Great story about trying to balance self with family’s needs.

  54. Jennifer

    Base Ten by Maryann Lesert. Great story about trying to balance self with family’s needs.

  55. di

    My favorite has always been Captains and the Kings by Taylor Caldwell which although fiction is quite relevant to this day. Part of the book is about the control of wealth and real power in the world in the hands of a few. I read this book while in my twenties and still think about it from time to time. It will kick start your thinking as to how our governments (inner councils) control us and all that happens in this world..
    I don’t mean to sound like a ‘conspiracy theorist’ type person. Just saying that this was an interesting read.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  56. di

    My favorite has always been Captains and the Kings by Taylor Caldwell which although fiction is quite relevant to this day. Part of the book is about the control of wealth and real power in the world in the hands of a few. I read this book while in my twenties and still think about it from time to time. It will kick start your thinking as to how our governments (inner councils) control us and all that happens in this world..
    I don’t mean to sound like a ‘conspiracy theorist’ type person. Just saying that this was an interesting read.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  57. di

    My favorite has always been Captains and the Kings by Taylor Caldwell which although fiction is quite relevant to this day. Part of the book is about the control of wealth and real power in the world in the hands of a few. I read this book while in my twenties and still think about it from time to time. It will kick start your thinking as to how our governments (inner councils) control us and all that happens in this world..
    I don’t mean to sound like a ‘conspiracy theorist’ type person. Just saying that this was an interesting read.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  58. Kristan

    Oh, and if you really don’t want to do the Twilight series (even though it’s so addictively good! like cocaine!) I recommend Stephenie Meyer’s “adult” book The Host. I think it’s better-written and a more compelling story.

  59. Kristan

    Oh, and if you really don’t want to do the Twilight series (even though it’s so addictively good! like cocaine!) I recommend Stephenie Meyer’s “adult” book The Host. I think it’s better-written and a more compelling story.

  60. Kristan

    Oh, and if you really don’t want to do the Twilight series (even though it’s so addictively good! like cocaine!) I recommend Stephenie Meyer’s “adult” book The Host. I think it’s better-written and a more compelling story.

  61. imom

    The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield. It’s her first novel and really a great read, it’s a mysterous “ghost” story!

  62. imom

    The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield. It’s her first novel and really a great read, it’s a mysterous “ghost” story!

  63. imom

    The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield. It’s her first novel and really a great read, it’s a mysterous “ghost” story!

  64. liv

    I love anything by Rosamunde Pilcher as “comfort read,” but particularly The Shell Seekers.

  65. liv

    I love anything by Rosamunde Pilcher as “comfort read,” but particularly The Shell Seekers.

  66. liv

    I love anything by Rosamunde Pilcher as “comfort read,” but particularly The Shell Seekers.

  67. liv

    Also, I like to have 1960s copies of Mary Stewart mysteries. One of my faves is “My Brother Michael.”

  68. liv

    Also, I like to have 1960s copies of Mary Stewart mysteries. One of my faves is “My Brother Michael.”

  69. liv

    Also, I like to have 1960s copies of Mary Stewart mysteries. One of my faves is “My Brother Michael.”

  70. melissa

    I just finished reading Queen Bees & Wannabees in hopes that it helps a little with the preperation of my daughters “Tween” years. Now this is not for another 3 years, but I feel I need all the help I can get :/
    I think I need a Kindle. Thanks for the recommendations. I love Jen Lancaster

  71. melissa

    I just finished reading Queen Bees & Wannabees in hopes that it helps a little with the preperation of my daughters “Tween” years. Now this is not for another 3 years, but I feel I need all the help I can get :/
    I think I need a Kindle. Thanks for the recommendations. I love Jen Lancaster

  72. melissa

    I just finished reading Queen Bees & Wannabees in hopes that it helps a little with the preperation of my daughters “Tween” years. Now this is not for another 3 years, but I feel I need all the help I can get :/
    I think I need a Kindle. Thanks for the recommendations. I love Jen Lancaster

  73. churchpunkmom

    being a mom of 5, I don’t do much reading these days unless it’s to my children.. but I’ll throw a few out there..
    Green Darkness
    by Anya Seton

  74. churchpunkmom

    being a mom of 5, I don’t do much reading these days unless it’s to my children.. but I’ll throw a few out there..
    Green Darkness
    by Anya Seton

  75. churchpunkmom

    being a mom of 5, I don’t do much reading these days unless it’s to my children.. but I’ll throw a few out there..
    Green Darkness
    by Anya Seton

  76. onetake

    I hope to have a Kindle one day. 🙂 I’ve enjoyed The United States of Arugula by David Kamp

  77. onetake

    I hope to have a Kindle one day. 🙂 I’ve enjoyed The United States of Arugula by David Kamp

  78. onetake

    I hope to have a Kindle one day. 🙂 I’ve enjoyed The United States of Arugula by David Kamp

  79. churchpunkmom

    I love graphic novels these days because they’re easy to read..
    any of the CatWoman books. 🙂

  80. churchpunkmom

    I love graphic novels these days because they’re easy to read..
    any of the CatWoman books. 🙂

  81. churchpunkmom

    I love graphic novels these days because they’re easy to read..
    any of the CatWoman books. 🙂

  82. churchpunkmom

    um… duh. my book!
    No Place Like Home
    it’s not published, but I could email you a copy. not sure if that would work on Kindle though. 😛

  83. churchpunkmom

    um… duh. my book!
    No Place Like Home
    it’s not published, but I could email you a copy. not sure if that would work on Kindle though. 😛

  84. churchpunkmom

    um… duh. my book!
    No Place Like Home
    it’s not published, but I could email you a copy. not sure if that would work on Kindle though. 😛

  85. imom

    Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult, a great story that touches on organized religion, the death penalty, organ donation and faith.

  86. imom

    Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult, a great story that touches on organized religion, the death penalty, organ donation and faith.

  87. imom

    Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult, a great story that touches on organized religion, the death penalty, organ donation and faith.

  88. LPC

    Disgrace, by Coetzee. Probably not a beach read however. Not for the faint of heart.

  89. LPC

    Disgrace, by Coetzee. Probably not a beach read however. Not for the faint of heart.

  90. LPC

    Disgrace, by Coetzee. Probably not a beach read however. Not for the faint of heart.

  91. Tracy Davis

    I just finished reading “Running With Scissors”. I thought it was interesting but it wasn’t something I’d read again and it certainly wasn’t a book I just couldn’t put down.

  92. Tracy Davis

    I just finished reading “Running With Scissors”. I thought it was interesting but it wasn’t something I’d read again and it certainly wasn’t a book I just couldn’t put down.

  93. Tracy Davis

    I just finished reading “Running With Scissors”. I thought it was interesting but it wasn’t something I’d read again and it certainly wasn’t a book I just couldn’t put down.

  94. Tracy Davis

    Some books I really enjoyed:
    This Much I Know is True
    The Other Boleyn Girl
    For lighter reading:
    The “Shopaholic” Series

  95. Tracy Davis

    Some books I really enjoyed:
    This Much I Know is True
    The Other Boleyn Girl
    For lighter reading:
    The “Shopaholic” Series

  96. Tracy Davis

    Some books I really enjoyed:
    This Much I Know is True
    The Other Boleyn Girl
    For lighter reading:
    The “Shopaholic” Series

  97. NGS

    Gang Leader for a Day by Sudir Vankatesh. I wanted to go to grad school for a reason and this book reminded me of that reason. It also reminded me of why I failed at grad school. 🙂

  98. NGS

    Gang Leader for a Day by Sudir Vankatesh. I wanted to go to grad school for a reason and this book reminded me of that reason. It also reminded me of why I failed at grad school. 🙂

  99. NGS

    Gang Leader for a Day by Sudir Vankatesh. I wanted to go to grad school for a reason and this book reminded me of that reason. It also reminded me of why I failed at grad school. 🙂

  100. NGS

    I just reread A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I read it over and over again when I was an adolescent and rereading it reminded me why. The main character is so relateable. It’s a great summer read.

  101. NGS

    I just reread A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I read it over and over again when I was an adolescent and rereading it reminded me why. The main character is so relateable. It’s a great summer read.

  102. NGS

    I just reread A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I read it over and over again when I was an adolescent and rereading it reminded me why. The main character is so relateable. It’s a great summer read.

  103. Kristen

    OH! ‘It Sucked and Then I Cried’ by dooce.com’s Heather Armstrong.

  104. Kristen

    OH! ‘It Sucked and Then I Cried’ by dooce.com’s Heather Armstrong.

  105. Kristen

    OH! ‘It Sucked and Then I Cried’ by dooce.com’s Heather Armstrong.

  106. Kristen

    The Dogs of Babel is a great book….strange, but totally engaging. I bet you could read it in a day.

  107. Kristen

    The Dogs of Babel is a great book….strange, but totally engaging. I bet you could read it in a day.

  108. Kristen

    The Dogs of Babel is a great book….strange, but totally engaging. I bet you could read it in a day.

  109. Kristen

    For a non fiction title that I found strangly facinating:
    Stiff by Mary Roach
    Really interesting and she really knows how to make use of a footnote. (Which still works on the Kindle, BTW)

  110. Kristen

    For a non fiction title that I found strangly facinating:
    Stiff by Mary Roach
    Really interesting and she really knows how to make use of a footnote. (Which still works on the Kindle, BTW)

  111. Kristen

    For a non fiction title that I found strangly facinating:
    Stiff by Mary Roach
    Really interesting and she really knows how to make use of a footnote. (Which still works on the Kindle, BTW)

  112. Kristen

    Any of Malcom Gladwell’s books:
    The Tipping Point
    Blink
    Outliers

  113. Kristen

    Any of Malcom Gladwell’s books:
    The Tipping Point
    Blink
    Outliers

  114. Kristen

    Any of Malcom Gladwell’s books:
    The Tipping Point
    Blink
    Outliers

  115. Brenda

    If you like the paranormal, the Betsy the Vampire series from Mary Janice Davidson had me laughing and crying and wanting more and more with each one.

  116. Brenda

    If you like the paranormal, the Betsy the Vampire series from Mary Janice Davidson had me laughing and crying and wanting more and more with each one.

  117. Brenda

    If you like the paranormal, the Betsy the Vampire series from Mary Janice Davidson had me laughing and crying and wanting more and more with each one.

  118. Brenda

    The Quickie by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge is a great whodunnit book. I read the whole book breathless about what could possibly happen next, I highly recommend it.

  119. Brenda

    The Quickie by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge is a great whodunnit book. I read the whole book breathless about what could possibly happen next, I highly recommend it.

  120. Brenda

    The Quickie by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge is a great whodunnit book. I read the whole book breathless about what could possibly happen next, I highly recommend it.

  121. Elaina

    Good Grief by Lolly Winston. It’s one of my all time favorite novels.

  122. Elaina

    Good Grief by Lolly Winston. It’s one of my all time favorite novels.

  123. Elaina

    Good Grief by Lolly Winston. It’s one of my all time favorite novels.

  124. Elaina

    Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. His books are a little weird but I so love them.

  125. Elaina

    Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. His books are a little weird but I so love them.

  126. Elaina

    Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. His books are a little weird but I so love them.

  127. Shauna

    When You Are Engulfed In Flames
    by David Sedaris

  128. Shauna

    When You Are Engulfed In Flames
    by David Sedaris

  129. Shauna

    When You Are Engulfed In Flames
    by David Sedaris

  130. Elaina

    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. His wife also has one that’s kind of good. But I didn’t like hers as much. It’s called The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.

  131. Shauna

    Running With Scissors
    by Augusten Burroughs

  132. Elaina

    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. His wife also has one that’s kind of good. But I didn’t like hers as much. It’s called The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.

  133. Shauna

    Running With Scissors
    by Augusten Burroughs

  134. Elaina

    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. His wife also has one that’s kind of good. But I didn’t like hers as much. It’s called The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.

  135. Shauna

    Running With Scissors
    by Augusten Burroughs

  136. Elaina

    If you haven’t read any of Anita Shreve’s books, I love her. My favorites are The Weight of the Water, The Pilot’s Wife & Sea Glass.

  137. Elaina

    If you haven’t read any of Anita Shreve’s books, I love her. My favorites are The Weight of the Water, The Pilot’s Wife & Sea Glass.

  138. Elaina

    If you haven’t read any of Anita Shreve’s books, I love her. My favorites are The Weight of the Water, The Pilot’s Wife & Sea Glass.

  139. Sandra

    The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. It’s a historical time travel romance. I highly recommend it.

  140. Sandra

    The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. It’s a historical time travel romance. I highly recommend it.

  141. Sandra

    The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. It’s a historical time travel romance. I highly recommend it.

  142. Kirsten Wright

    Romance Novels? Check out Teresa Medeiros “Some Like it Wicked”
    Murder Mystery/Funny too: Susan Isaacs “Past Perfect”

  143. Kirsten Wright

    Romance Novels? Check out Teresa Medeiros “Some Like it Wicked”
    Murder Mystery/Funny too: Susan Isaacs “Past Perfect”

  144. Kirsten Wright

    Romance Novels? Check out Teresa Medeiros “Some Like it Wicked”
    Murder Mystery/Funny too: Susan Isaacs “Past Perfect”

  145. Sandra

    Any of the “The Cat Who” books by Lilian Jackson Braun are a fun and quick read.

  146. Sandra

    Any of the “The Cat Who” books by Lilian Jackson Braun are a fun and quick read.

  147. Sandra

    Any of the “The Cat Who” books by Lilian Jackson Braun are a fun and quick read.

  148. Tracy Davis

    K, this is weird.. is it..? odd.. that I like to read the phone book? hahaha.. yeah.. ok, I know that’s odd….
    movin’ on….
    hahaha!

  149. Tracy Davis

    K, this is weird.. is it..? odd.. that I like to read the phone book? hahaha.. yeah.. ok, I know that’s odd….
    movin’ on….
    hahaha!

  150. Tracy Davis

    K, this is weird.. is it..? odd.. that I like to read the phone book? hahaha.. yeah.. ok, I know that’s odd….
    movin’ on….
    hahaha!

  151. Sandra

    Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie was one I liked a lot and continue to pass on to friends to read.

  152. Sandra

    Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie was one I liked a lot and continue to pass on to friends to read.

  153. Sandra

    Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie was one I liked a lot and continue to pass on to friends to read.

  154. Sandra

    The Book of Joe by Jonathan Tropper is another book I pass on to friends.

  155. Sandra

    The Book of Joe by Jonathan Tropper is another book I pass on to friends.

  156. Sandra

    The Book of Joe by Jonathan Tropper is another book I pass on to friends.

  157. 1lessjob.com

    The hitch hikers guide to the galaxy series
    Douglas Adams was a genius and these books can really make you laugh and think about how screwed up the human race is

  158. 1lessjob.com

    The hitch hikers guide to the galaxy series
    Douglas Adams was a genius and these books can really make you laugh and think about how screwed up the human race is

  159. 1lessjob.com

    The hitch hikers guide to the galaxy series
    Douglas Adams was a genius and these books can really make you laugh and think about how screwed up the human race is

  160. 1lessjob.com

    The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts by Louis de Bernières, the first in his latin american trilogy. Very moving tales.

  161. 1lessjob.com

    The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts by Louis de Bernières, the first in his latin american trilogy. Very moving tales.

  162. 1lessjob.com

    The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts by Louis de Bernières, the first in his latin american trilogy. Very moving tales.

  163. 1lessjob.com

    The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman the third and final book in the trilogy, all of which are better than Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

  164. 1lessjob.com

    The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman the third and final book in the trilogy, all of which are better than Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

  165. 1lessjob.com

    The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman the third and final book in the trilogy, all of which are better than Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

  166. Lorna

    Ok, here goes. Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series. The first one is The Eyre Affair.

  167. Lorna

    Ok, here goes. Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series. The first one is The Eyre Affair.

  168. Lorna

    Ok, here goes. Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series. The first one is The Eyre Affair.

  169. Lorna

    Andrew McCall Smith’s The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series. 1st one is title of series.

  170. Lorna

    Andrew McCall Smith’s The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series. 1st one is title of series.

  171. Lorna

    Andrew McCall Smith’s The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series. 1st one is title of series.

  172. Kim

    I recently finished The Year of Living Biblically by AJ Jacobs. It was hysterical and also very educational. Also, The Unlikely Disciple by a brand-spanking-new author (and long time friend of mine) Kevin Roose was FANTASTIC.
    I too love to read and hope to convince my husband to let me get a Kindle soon. I am usually reading at least two different books at any given moment.

  173. Kim

    I recently finished The Year of Living Biblically by AJ Jacobs. It was hysterical and also very educational. Also, The Unlikely Disciple by a brand-spanking-new author (and long time friend of mine) Kevin Roose was FANTASTIC.
    I too love to read and hope to convince my husband to let me get a Kindle soon. I am usually reading at least two different books at any given moment.

  174. Kim

    I recently finished The Year of Living Biblically by AJ Jacobs. It was hysterical and also very educational. Also, The Unlikely Disciple by a brand-spanking-new author (and long time friend of mine) Kevin Roose was FANTASTIC.
    I too love to read and hope to convince my husband to let me get a Kindle soon. I am usually reading at least two different books at any given moment.

  175. Lorna

    Some of Madeleine L’Engle’s “adult” (vs. children’s) novels. A Severed Wasp, The Other Side of the Sun, A Winter’s Love, A Live Coal in the Sea, and there are many more.

  176. Lorna

    Some of Madeleine L’Engle’s “adult” (vs. children’s) novels. A Severed Wasp, The Other Side of the Sun, A Winter’s Love, A Live Coal in the Sea, and there are many more.

  177. Lorna

    Some of Madeleine L’Engle’s “adult” (vs. children’s) novels. A Severed Wasp, The Other Side of the Sun, A Winter’s Love, A Live Coal in the Sea, and there are many more.

  178. Dana Austin

    Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About by Mil Millington. Less well-known author but plenty funny!

  179. Dana Austin

    Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About by Mil Millington. Less well-known author but plenty funny!

  180. Dana Austin

    Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About by Mil Millington. Less well-known author but plenty funny!

  181. Dana Austin

    Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James. Another funny one.

  182. Dana Austin

    Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James. Another funny one.

  183. Dana Austin

    Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James. Another funny one.

  184. Dana Austin

    A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. I’m re-reading this book now, having read it in college. It’s what made me think, “I’ve GOT to go to New Orleans!” So I went. And it was just what I expected — full of quirky, vibrant characters, just like the book.

  185. Dana Austin

    A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. I’m re-reading this book now, having read it in college. It’s what made me think, “I’ve GOT to go to New Orleans!” So I went. And it was just what I expected — full of quirky, vibrant characters, just like the book.

  186. Dana Austin

    A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. I’m re-reading this book now, having read it in college. It’s what made me think, “I’ve GOT to go to New Orleans!” So I went. And it was just what I expected — full of quirky, vibrant characters, just like the book.

  187. Lorna

    A mystery/suspense series is the Patricia Cornwell Kay Scarpetta (main character) books. Kay is a forensic scientist, so they can get a little graphic in the descriptions, but still good reading.

  188. Lorna

    A mystery/suspense series is the Patricia Cornwell Kay Scarpetta (main character) books. Kay is a forensic scientist, so they can get a little graphic in the descriptions, but still good reading.

  189. Lorna

    A mystery/suspense series is the Patricia Cornwell Kay Scarpetta (main character) books. Kay is a forensic scientist, so they can get a little graphic in the descriptions, but still good reading.

  190. Linda

    I haven’t read anything new in a long time but one of my favorites is “Bridges of Madison County” by Robert James Waller

  191. Linda

    I haven’t read anything new in a long time but one of my favorites is “Bridges of Madison County” by Robert James Waller

  192. Linda

    I haven’t read anything new in a long time but one of my favorites is “Bridges of Madison County” by Robert James Waller

  193. Lorna

    Oh, for just silly fun, Elizabeth Peter’s Amelia Peabody books. A lot of the earlier ones are not available on Kindle, but some in the series are. Some titles: Lion in the Valley, & The Ape who guards the balance

  194. Lorna

    Oh, for just silly fun, Elizabeth Peter’s Amelia Peabody books. A lot of the earlier ones are not available on Kindle, but some in the series are. Some titles: Lion in the Valley, & The Ape who guards the balance

  195. Lorna

    Oh, for just silly fun, Elizabeth Peter’s Amelia Peabody books. A lot of the earlier ones are not available on Kindle, but some in the series are. Some titles: Lion in the Valley, & The Ape who guards the balance

  196. onetake

    Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein. Behavioral economics and some ways to use it to “nudge” people into making better decisions for themselves.

  197. onetake

    Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein. Behavioral economics and some ways to use it to “nudge” people into making better decisions for themselves.

  198. onetake

    Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein. Behavioral economics and some ways to use it to “nudge” people into making better decisions for themselves.

  199. onetake

    (oh, and I’ll second NGS’s recommendation of Gang Leader For A Day — fascinating stuff.)

  200. onetake

    (oh, and I’ll second NGS’s recommendation of Gang Leader For A Day — fascinating stuff.)

  201. onetake

    (oh, and I’ll second NGS’s recommendation of Gang Leader For A Day — fascinating stuff.)

  202. Kelly

    I love books too. I really liked I Love You Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle. It’s light and funny.

  203. Kelly

    I love books too. I really liked I Love You Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle. It’s light and funny.

  204. Kelly

    I love books too. I really liked I Love You Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle. It’s light and funny.

  205. stacy grossman

    Hi Suzanne:
    Have you read The Red Tent by Anita Diamant? I loved this book and highly recommend it.

  206. stacy grossman

    Hi Suzanne:
    Have you read The Red Tent by Anita Diamant? I loved this book and highly recommend it.

  207. stacy grossman

    Hi Suzanne:
    Have you read The Red Tent by Anita Diamant? I loved this book and highly recommend it.

  208. stacy grossman

    The Kite Runner and it’s sister book. I think it is A thousand Shining suns or something like that.

  209. stacy grossman

    The Kite Runner and it’s sister book. I think it is A thousand Shining suns or something like that.

  210. stacy grossman

    The Kite Runner and it’s sister book. I think it is A thousand Shining suns or something like that.

  211. OnlyAman

    The Language of God by Francis S Collins is one in my audio book about Francis’ faith in God as well as how he came to it. He was/is one of the key people in the Human Genome Project.
    Its interesting.

  212. OnlyAman

    The Language of God by Francis S Collins is one in my audio book about Francis’ faith in God as well as how he came to it. He was/is one of the key people in the Human Genome Project.
    Its interesting.

  213. OnlyAman

    The Language of God by Francis S Collins is one in my audio book about Francis’ faith in God as well as how he came to it. He was/is one of the key people in the Human Genome Project.
    Its interesting.

  214. OnlyAman

    I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert – yes read it if you have not…

  215. OnlyAman

    I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert – yes read it if you have not…

  216. OnlyAman

    I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert – yes read it if you have not…

  217. Linda

    I haven’t read anything new in over a year. But one of my favorites – which you can prbly finish on the plane – is Bridges of madison County by Robert james Waller.

  218. Linda

    I haven’t read anything new in over a year. But one of my favorites – which you can prbly finish on the plane – is Bridges of madison County by Robert james Waller.

  219. Linda

    I haven’t read anything new in over a year. But one of my favorites – which you can prbly finish on the plane – is Bridges of madison County by Robert james Waller.

  220. Beth

    I’ve gotten some great ideas from these comments!
    The one book I’ve reread already this year was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It is sold as a young adult book but I would recommend it to all adults, too. It is a powerful read that will leave you thinking about it long after you’ve finished reading it.

  221. Beth

    I’ve gotten some great ideas from these comments!
    The one book I’ve reread already this year was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It is sold as a young adult book but I would recommend it to all adults, too. It is a powerful read that will leave you thinking about it long after you’ve finished reading it.

  222. Beth

    I’ve gotten some great ideas from these comments!
    The one book I’ve reread already this year was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It is sold as a young adult book but I would recommend it to all adults, too. It is a powerful read that will leave you thinking about it long after you’ve finished reading it.

  223. Beth

    Earlier this summer, I read The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Sederwick. Couldn’t put it down.

  224. Beth

    Earlier this summer, I read The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Sederwick. Couldn’t put it down.

  225. Beth

    Earlier this summer, I read The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Sederwick. Couldn’t put it down.

  226. Beth

    Currently, I am reading Everything is Illuminated. Excellent read! Funny, too.

  227. Beth

    Currently, I am reading Everything is Illuminated. Excellent read! Funny, too.

  228. Beth

    Currently, I am reading Everything is Illuminated. Excellent read! Funny, too.

  229. Midlife Mama

    Oh cool. If I listed all my favorite books, I’d have about 400 entries and I don’t think I could get them all posted before 11pm. *snicker*
    Okay I won’t do that. LOL Here’s my first one, the book I’m reaading now:
    “Fatally Flaky” by Dianne Mott Davidson

  230. Midlife Mama

    Oh cool. If I listed all my favorite books, I’d have about 400 entries and I don’t think I could get them all posted before 11pm. *snicker*
    Okay I won’t do that. LOL Here’s my first one, the book I’m reaading now:
    “Fatally Flaky” by Dianne Mott Davidson

  231. Midlife Mama

    Oh cool. If I listed all my favorite books, I’d have about 400 entries and I don’t think I could get them all posted before 11pm. *snicker*
    Okay I won’t do that. LOL Here’s my first one, the book I’m reaading now:
    “Fatally Flaky” by Dianne Mott Davidson

  232. Erin

    an excellent read about Thomas Jefferson:
    Jefferson and Monticello
    The Biography of a Builder
    Jack McLaughlin

  233. Erin

    an excellent read about Thomas Jefferson:
    Jefferson and Monticello
    The Biography of a Builder
    Jack McLaughlin

  234. Erin

    an excellent read about Thomas Jefferson:
    Jefferson and Monticello
    The Biography of a Builder
    Jack McLaughlin

  235. Erin

    and i also loved:
    Edith Wharton
    An Extraordinary Life
    Eleanor Dwight
    a fascinating look of her life and times….

  236. Erin

    and i also loved:
    Edith Wharton
    An Extraordinary Life
    Eleanor Dwight
    a fascinating look of her life and times….

  237. Erin

    and i also loved:
    Edith Wharton
    An Extraordinary Life
    Eleanor Dwight
    a fascinating look of her life and times….

  238. Erin

    and of course a must read, in my opinion is:
    Mistress of Modernism
    The Life of Peggy Guggenheim
    Mary V. Dearborn
    after visiting the Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy I started reading about the Guggenheim’s and Peggy in particular.

  239. Erin

    and of course a must read, in my opinion is:
    Mistress of Modernism
    The Life of Peggy Guggenheim
    Mary V. Dearborn
    after visiting the Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy I started reading about the Guggenheim’s and Peggy in particular.

  240. Erin

    and of course a must read, in my opinion is:
    Mistress of Modernism
    The Life of Peggy Guggenheim
    Mary V. Dearborn
    after visiting the Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy I started reading about the Guggenheim’s and Peggy in particular.

  241. Erin

    and for my last must read, another Peggy Guggenheim piece:
    Art Lover
    A Biography of Peggy Guggenheim
    Anton Gill
    you gotta love a woman who wears oversized sun glasses and has a jillon lovers and wore nothing to a party but a necklace designed by a lover…lol.

  242. Erin

    and for my last must read, another Peggy Guggenheim piece:
    Art Lover
    A Biography of Peggy Guggenheim
    Anton Gill
    you gotta love a woman who wears oversized sun glasses and has a jillon lovers and wore nothing to a party but a necklace designed by a lover…lol.

  243. Erin

    and for my last must read, another Peggy Guggenheim piece:
    Art Lover
    A Biography of Peggy Guggenheim
    Anton Gill
    you gotta love a woman who wears oversized sun glasses and has a jillon lovers and wore nothing to a party but a necklace designed by a lover…lol.

  244. Jennifer

    Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris, first in a series about a nice southern girl who falls in love with a vampire. Adventure! Sex! Vamps! Fun!

  245. Jennifer

    Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris, first in a series about a nice southern girl who falls in love with a vampire. Adventure! Sex! Vamps! Fun!

  246. Jennifer

    Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris, first in a series about a nice southern girl who falls in love with a vampire. Adventure! Sex! Vamps! Fun!

  247. Deanna Maass

    Hi Suzanne! I have just recently found your blog through my hubby and he reads you every day! He just LOVES your thoughts and they way you write. And as you know, it’s not easy to entertain Jeff Maass! Okay, here is my book pick, Snowflower and the Secret Fan. If you enjoy reading about relationships in other cultures then this one is awesome! Also, I LOVED The Professor and the Madman. It is about how the Webster’s dictionary was written. A fascinating true story with a real twist. Then I couldn’t put down Devil in the White City. Another true story about the serial killer that seduced young women during the Chicago’s World’s Fair, fascinating!

  248. Deanna Maass

    Hi Suzanne! I have just recently found your blog through my hubby and he reads you every day! He just LOVES your thoughts and they way you write. And as you know, it’s not easy to entertain Jeff Maass! Okay, here is my book pick, Snowflower and the Secret Fan. If you enjoy reading about relationships in other cultures then this one is awesome! Also, I LOVED The Professor and the Madman. It is about how the Webster’s dictionary was written. A fascinating true story with a real twist. Then I couldn’t put down Devil in the White City. Another true story about the serial killer that seduced young women during the Chicago’s World’s Fair, fascinating!

  249. Deanna Maass

    Hi Suzanne! I have just recently found your blog through my hubby and he reads you every day! He just LOVES your thoughts and they way you write. And as you know, it’s not easy to entertain Jeff Maass! Okay, here is my book pick, Snowflower and the Secret Fan. If you enjoy reading about relationships in other cultures then this one is awesome! Also, I LOVED The Professor and the Madman. It is about how the Webster’s dictionary was written. A fascinating true story with a real twist. Then I couldn’t put down Devil in the White City. Another true story about the serial killer that seduced young women during the Chicago’s World’s Fair, fascinating!

  250. Jason

    The God in Flight. It moved me very powerfully.
    And it isn’t about God.

  251. Jason

    The God in Flight. It moved me very powerfully.
    And it isn’t about God.

  252. Jason

    The God in Flight. It moved me very powerfully.
    And it isn’t about God.

  253. ToriDuck

    The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
    Author Carson McCullers
    my favorite- died too soon

  254. ToriDuck

    The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
    Author Carson McCullers
    my favorite- died too soon

  255. ToriDuck

    The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
    Author Carson McCullers
    my favorite- died too soon

  256. Denise

    I can’t believe that someone else recommended my all time favorite….A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. I’m 50 years old and I know I have read it at least 6 times since I was 12.
    Denise 😉

  257. Denise

    I can’t believe that someone else recommended my all time favorite….A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. I’m 50 years old and I know I have read it at least 6 times since I was 12.
    Denise 😉

  258. Denise

    I can’t believe that someone else recommended my all time favorite….A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. I’m 50 years old and I know I have read it at least 6 times since I was 12.
    Denise 😉

  259. onetake

    Bill and Dave by Michael S. Malone – the story of William Hewlett and David Packard and the company they founded

  260. onetake

    Bill and Dave by Michael S. Malone – the story of William Hewlett and David Packard and the company they founded

  261. onetake

    Bill and Dave by Michael S. Malone – the story of William Hewlett and David Packard and the company they founded

  262. BeautifulWreck

    The Scarlet Letter – may be an odd choice. A classic. Lots of metaphor. I could read it over and over again.

  263. BeautifulWreck

    The Scarlet Letter – may be an odd choice. A classic. Lots of metaphor. I could read it over and over again.

  264. BeautifulWreck

    The Scarlet Letter – may be an odd choice. A classic. Lots of metaphor. I could read it over and over again.

  265. onetake

    You asked for a cookbook —
    Cookwise by Shirley Corriher
    goes into the science behind the cooking. interesting stuff.

  266. onetake

    You asked for a cookbook —
    Cookwise by Shirley Corriher
    goes into the science behind the cooking. interesting stuff.

  267. onetake

    You asked for a cookbook —
    Cookwise by Shirley Corriher
    goes into the science behind the cooking. interesting stuff.

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