Read any good books lately?

March 31, 2008

     Between our week in Florida and Easter weekend I’ve gotten quite a bit of reading done lately. Just before the Florida trip I finished off the Phillip Pullman “His Dark Materials” triology, on the trip I read “The Memory Keepers Daughter”, “Marley and Me”, and finished “Bones to Ashes”. Over Easter I read “The Glass Castle”; and at home I have waiting for me “Middlesex”, “Mists of Avalon”, and “Grapes of Wrath”. Obviously, school must be getting busy so I’m procrastinating at home with all these good books 🙂

Below is my current reading list…some I’ve read before and want to re-read (yes those are Gordon Korman books, and yes he writes for kids, but I remember these books and wanted to read them again). Ones in red I’ve read since I made the list. Any other good book suggetions?

Mary Doria Russel

The Sparrow

Children of God

 Gordon Korman

Son of Interflux

6th grade nickname game 

Phillip Pullman

The Golden Compass

The Subtle Knife

The Amber Spy Glass 

Daniel Keyes

Flowers for Algernon

Anne Holm

I am David 

Dave Pelzer

A Child Called It

The Lost Boy

A man named Dave

The Privilege of Youth 

John Wyndham


 John Steinbeck

The Grapes of wrath

 Marion Zimmer Bradley

The mists of Avalon

Alexander Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo

 Kim EdwardsThe memory keeper’s daughter

 Lee Carroll and Jan Tober. – The indigo children: the new kids have arrived 


Nobody Nowhere – Donna Williams

Let me Hear your voice – Catherine

The Only Boy in the World –  

Random Authors

The birth house

tiny dancer

the glass castle

Les Miserables

The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Supremacy

The Bourne Ultimatum

two moons in august

Marley and me

bad dogs have more fun


Life of Pi

the curious incident of a dog in the night time

George and Sam

The Blue Bicycle

The Kite Runner


Mourning Ruby



In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Meth Addiciton

Tweak: Growing Up on Methanphetamines

Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World.


 Getting pregnant / Charlish, Anne

Getting pregnant : what couples need to know right now / Lauersen, Niels H.

What to expect when you’re expecting / Eisenberg, Arlene

Babyproofing you marriage/ Cockerell, Stacie

The Offical Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth With Confidence

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Baby Sign Language

Glib Parenting Advice

I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids: Reinventing Modern Motherhood by Trisha Ashworth

It’s a Boy: Women Writers on Raising Sons by Andrea J. Buchanan

Mother Shock: Loving Every (Other) Minute of It by Andrea J. Buchanan

Daddy Needs a Drink: An Irreverent Look at Parenting from a Dad Who Truly Loves His Kids–Even When They’re Driving Him Nuts by Robert Wilder

Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay: And Other Things I Had to Learn as a New Mom
Stefanie Wilder-Taylor

Stephen King

The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger



The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three



The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands



The Dark Tower IV: Wizard & Glass



The Dark Tower V: Wolves of The Calla



The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah



The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower


Kathy Riechs (in order of publication)

Deja Dead

Death du Jour

Deadly Decisions

Fatal Voyage

Grave Secrets

Bare Bones

Monday Mourning

Cross Bones

Break no Bones

Bones to Ashes


6 Responses to “Read any good books lately?”

  1. jermangirl Says:

    Wow!! That’s quite the reading list!

    My comments:

    Middlesex is a great book! Loved it 🙂
    The Birth House is one of my favs that I’ve read recently
    Life of Pi and the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime are currently on my shelf waiting to be read shortly!
    Can’t wait to read In Defense of Food and The Green Purse
    If you like Steinbeck, you must read East of Eden – a bit tough to get into I found, but a thought-provoking story
    Two of my most favourite books that you should definitely add to your list: Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson and Fugitive Pieces by Anne Micheals

  2. eva Says:

    Love your list! I’ll definitely have to get ahold of some of those titles. I recently enjoyed the book by Brooke Shields about her experience with postpartum depression. Ok maybe it wasn’t “enjoyable” but it was very helpful and quite fascinating. Also “Parenting the High Needs and Fussy Child” by Dr. Sears and his wife Martha Sears. If you haven’t read “White Teeth” by Zadie Smith it’s worth checking out. Pun intended. Enjoy the reading while you can because it’s waaay harder to find time to read once you have that baby!

  3. studentsoflife Says:

    Thanks for the suggestions Ladies; I’ve already updated my reading list!

    Eva – Yes, I suspect I’ll have a lot harder time taking and ENTIRE day to lounge and read (or even an hour for that matter) once Baby T arrives. So as you said, I’ll enjoy it while I can 🙂

  4. DANG GIRL! That’s all I can say. WOW. I am jealous of your list and your time to read!!

  5. anonymous Says:

    I too am a fan of Gordon Korman, and although not pregnant, last year during recovery from a minor surgery I reread many of his classis! I strongly recommend Bruno and Boots: Zuchinni Warriors, Don’t Care High, I want to go home, and A Semester in the Life of a Garbage bag. At your reading pace, this will be one-dayers… 🙂 Good for reliving the laughs you had as a child!


  6. lisa Says:

    Water for Elephants

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