02 July 2008

bookishness (and also the losing of minds and/or caulk guns)

so i'm in the middle of vbs-set-construction mayhem, which basically means my hallway and living room are littered with craft glue, paint cans, caulk guns, duct tape, and, um, thirteen 4x8' styrofoam boards. please don't drop by just now.

anyway, i owe y'all a two-month booklist (because, as you recall, i was vacationing when may's list was due), but before somebody scans the number of books below and comments on how i've been slacking, let me just explain that for three weeks in there (that would be the neurotic-packing week followed by the two chowing-plate-lunches/sitting-happily-on-the-beach weeks) i briefly had a life and therefore only read about a book per week.

and also the dog ate my homework.


but right, the books. here we go:

May/June Booklist

KEEPING FAITH Jodi Picoult
DOES MY HEAD LOOK BIG IN THIS Randa Abdel-Fattah
MISTIK LAKE Martha Brooks
NINETEEN MINUTES Jodi Picoult
HP AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE JK Rowling
THE TENTH CIRCLE Jodi Picoult
SALEM FALLS Jodi Picoult
HARVESTING THE HEART by--guess who?--Jodi Picoult
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Mitch Alcomb
AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES John Green
THE BROKER John Grisham
DUMPING BILLY Olivia Goldsmith
THE SAND CASTLE Rita May Brown
LOVE THE ONE YOU'RE WITH Emily Griffin
THE DEAD AND THE GONE Susan Beth Pfeffer
BONE BY BONE Tony Johnston
MERE CHRISTIANITY CS Lewis

okay, so apparently i was on a picoult binge there for a while. i borrowed two of her books from the library, and then my SIL mailed me three more. good thing she writes well.

no complete stand outs (or possibly my memory is shot, that could be it), but i most enjoyed KEEPING FAITH, AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES, and BONE BY BONE.

happy reading, dear friends.

6 comments:

Jen said...

Woah. You went on something of Jodi Picoult binge, eh? Well if you aren't burned out I have to recommend Plain Truth. I hated the last page but every other part of the book was amazing.

It always astounds me how many books you read. Amazing.

Hot Flash MaMa said...

o-o-o I just read 19 Minutes. It was not always easy to read, but good. Perhaps you bring you MIL a couple of books when you head this way. You must be like---the fastest reader ever!!

Stephanie said...

"only read about one book per week..." Wow! You ARE a slacker!

Are you kidding me? I'm lucky if I read one book every 6 months! Good for you. I'm going to take this list to my book club and see if we can't knock out some of them :)

Kimberly said...

I've been getting out of the habit of reading, lately. Can't seem to read and write and the same time...isn't that odd?

Rebekah said...

I have no idea how you have this much time to read - do you have extra hours in your day where you live? I wanna live there, too. I have been making more of an effort to find time to read lately, but my summer reading goal is 3 books for the summer :) I'm on #2, so I guess I might make it 4!

Melissa said...

Amazing. I am just floored... I suppose if I spent more time reading books and less time reading blogs... :)