your thoughts on books

July 1, 2010
just a little while ago, david and i were talking about this summer (no, it's not summer for us yet. we still have classes for our study abroad programs and won't be home until july 24th). we both agreed that we wanted to read a lot so we're hoping to make lots of trips to the library once we get back.

what are your absolute favorite books?
or, just some books you read recently and really liked?
we need some literary inspiration (:

{my photo of the corpus christi library in oxford}


  1. I am reading Tender to the Bone right now and Chi Running. A Homemade Life was a mouth watering read and my all time favorite book is EAST OF EDEN!!

  2. Just read a book called "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett that was amazing. I'd also HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides.

  3. 1)The book of lost things by John Connolly is very good.

    2) The city of dreaming books by Walter Moers

    3) Hotel Iris by Yoko Ogawa

    4)The Road by Cormac McCarthy

    and books by Agatha Christie are very good as well.

  4. Oh my... I myself have just disregarded my reading list lately. I should get back in the swing of things so I have actual recommendations to give you!

    I'm sure you've already read my favorite books: The Awakening by Kate Chopin and The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.

  5. thanks for all of your suggestions, guys! i really appreciate it. i (not surprisingly) haven't read any of these so they're going on my list :)

  6. Oh yay! You'll definitely have to let me know your thoughts on them. What's your favorite books.. I should start with those first. :)

  7. I really like "This Lullaby" by Sarah Dessen and "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Truman Capote... and Gatsby. Gatsby is such a classic. It's hard to choose a favorite

  8. that library looks amazing.

  9. the last lecture - randy pausch

    once a runner - john parker

    the alchemist (you've probably read this)

    for more fun reads, anything by christopher moore is good, neverwhere or american gods by neil gaiman rock; and, for more light-hearted, bring-me-back-to-my-youth series, go with jonathan stroud's bartimaeus trilogy, the eragon series, or percy jackson and the olympians (5 books)

  10. jody picoult, i liked her before she got crazy famous. she is just amazing. reading handle with care at the moment

  11. Hi! I am moving to India this year to volunteer. I'm so so so excited about it and am going to be working in rural areas trying to provide basic services that we all take so much for granted. It is going to be an amazing trip and I'm fundraising for it right now!

    If you spread the word you get a MOOD RING!

    Pretty sweet eh? :)

  12. Anything by Paulo Coelho, Wally Lamb (his stuff is kind of heavy though very very good), Mary Roach (AWESOME non-fiction!!) and Barbara Kingsolver. For beach reads I love Charlaine Harris!

  13. Barbara Kingsolver's book "The Poisonwood Bible" is a MUST!