I will sometimes go for a while without wanting to pick up a book. I’d rather enjoy quick magazine articles and flip lazily through the pretty pictures. Then there are times when I can’t get enough of a good book and I crave another and another. I’ve enjoyed a few this summer and, as they have been taking up quite a bit of my time, it occurs to me that they must be worth a post.
I also noticed that when I am surfing the net and I come across someone’s recommendation for a good book, I have to click on the link and check it out. Maybe you feel the same.
So here are the books that I have had my nose deep into over the past couple of months. If any of these interest you, just click on the book and you can purchase them directly from Amazon. (Hint – I always order more than one at a time so I don’t have to pay for shipping 😉 )
I found this book to be loaded with great information. Some things I knew already but much I didn’t. I find myself referring back to it often, which makes it difficult to lend to anyone (Sorry Chris). I was pleased to learn that the path my naturopath has had me on for the last couple of years is absolutely the right one according to everything I read in this book. It is so empowering to have a clearer understanding about what is going on in your own body.
Um, well, I’ve only read up to page 30. I lost interest and haven’t picked it up again. I guess I’m not really relating to it. I may try it again. Roth has been on Oprah promoting her book and it has been on a number of best seller lists, but for some reason I just can’t get past page 30 right now. I’ll give it another try one day.
I actually pick up this book and read from it all year long but for some reason I go to it more frequently during the summer months. I don’t know why. I always find a tidbit of inspiration whenever I pick it up. I love this book and highly recommend it.
Not exactly a mood booster. This is the memoir of grief that Didion wrote after her husband died from a massive heart attack. Although it brought tears to my eyes many times, it was so well written and touching that I could not put it down. It has me searching for more books written by her now.
I kept hearing such buzz about Larsson’s Millennium crime trilogy that I had to check it out for myself. I have to admit, I get it now. I enjoyed this book so much that I went straight out and bought the next in the trilogy, The Girl Who Plays with Fire. I’ll probably start this one today. Part of the intrigue for me at first, I must admit, comes from the fact that Larsson died before his books were published and that there is now a battle between his long time love and his father and brother over the inheritance and book royalties. Exciting!
Funny! Funny! I laughed out load many times. Be prepared though, this book is full of f-bombs and like expletives. Beyond the profanity is some pretty wise philosophy though and at times very touching stories of family life. Halpern started tweeting things his dad said and ended up with over a million followers before landing this book deal. What do you know? I enjoyed it immensely and hey, I see they’ve just created a sit-com starring William Shatner as the dad too. Wow, Hollywood is fast.
I’ve had this book put away for ages and finally got around to reading it after seeing a Facebook post by Jacquie recently where she spoke of it. Thanks Jacquie! I appreciate the reminder because I really enjoyed this book. The characters were rich ( I felt like I could practically smell them at times) and Gruen weaved such an interesting tale of circus life in the dirty thirties as well as perfectly capturing the essence of being 90…or 93 years old. Loved it!
Well that’s it for my summer of 2010 reading list so far. I’m always looking for good book recommendations though, so if you have any you’d like to share please use the comment section below to fill us all in.