Wednesday, February 26, 2014

2014 Book List

I am often asked how I am able to read so much, since I always complain about being SO busy and having no time to myself. The trick is that I mostly steal reading time in snatches of minutes here and there. I usually read for at least fifteen or twenty minutes before going to bed, although I've also been known to stay up hours past my "bedtimes," due to an inability to put books down. Also, I am a freakishly-fast reader, Adam makes fun of how crazy my eyes look when I read because they move back and forth like "a ping-pong ball." I know, it's attractive. I might have a problem with having more books I want to read than I have time to read them. See exhibit A: my nightstand. It's a problem. 
Anyways, I wanted to keep my reading list for 2014 up-to-date in case anyone needed some recommendations (or perhaps non-recommendations). I've starred some of my favorites, and I rated most of them on Goodreads as well. My favorite book on the list is probably The Goldfinch. My least favorite was Serena, although I'll probably see the movie anyways because Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. Plus my book club agreed that the story will make a better movie than book. 

The Interestings (Meg Wolitzer)
Orphan Train (Christina Baker Kline)
In This Moment (Autumn Doughton)
*The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt)
*The Lowland (Jhumpa Lahiri)
And I'm currently reading: The Good Lord Bird (James McBride)

I find most of my book recommendations via my friends Leigh and Shannan. I also just stumbled onto this list on Amazon: 100 books to read in a lifetime. So many books, so little time. 

*Note: links to books are affiliate links, which just means if you click on them and purchase the book, I get a tiny little referral fee. Which means I can buy more books, hurray!

6 comments:

  1. I look books. My book club just picked a book called the Kitchen House. I am excited to read it. I love reading with my friends. I am glad you are able to read so much.

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  2. Bradley and JLaw AGAIN?
    I'm there.

    Hey - let's go see a movie together sometime!

    :)

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  3. What a fantastic book list! Don't you just love Anne Lamott? As to A Million Little Ways-that book worked its way into my heart. Sooo good....

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  4. What a fantastic book list! Don't you just love Anne Lamott? As to A Million Little Ways-that book worked its way into my heart. Sooo good....

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