Tuesday, December 29, 2009

What Are You Reading?

One of my deployment goals is to read a lot of books, so I'm looking for some great recommendations from all you readers.

What are some great fiction and non-fiction books you've read recently? Any favorites that I have to read?


57 comments:

Julie said...

I read a ton of books too :) Right now I am reading book #3 in the Outlander series by Diana Diana Gabaldon. I am also reading Centennial by James Mitchner.

MG said...

You should start a GoodReads account. It's somewhat like Facebook, but you can see what your friends are reading, it's great for ideas!

Books I have read recently are

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfield
Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
The Lost Symbol Dan Brown
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

I have a good reads icon on the side of my blog, you can take a look at what I've read recently!

Nuclear Wife said...

I just finished "The Other Queen" Its by the same person who wrote The Other Bolyn Girll and is really good. Another really good one I recently finished is "The Nazi Officers Wife" Its more of a memior though. I love http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com and use it a lot when I want to pick up a new book

Tiffany said...

Maybe these will show my age or my nerdiness, or both. When we lived in Germany about 10 years ago I started taking my (then) young girls to the library as a way for a scared Army wife to venture out of the house. It instilled a love of books in all of us. Some that I have read recently are: Revolutionary Road (Richard Yates), Lost Moon - about the Apollo 13 voyage (James Lovell), Cold Mountain (Charles Frazier), John Adams (David McCullough). I am currently finishing Band of Brothers (Stephen Ambrose) and getting ready to start Wicked. Good luck and let us know what books you choose! I am always looking for new books to dive into...

Ashley said...

Have you read the Twilight books? If not, those will get your mind off of deployment! I read them all in two weeks!

Brittney said...

Anything by Emily Giffin or Penny Vincenzi!

Mrs.Olson said...

On a long layover in the airport I picked up Remember Me ? by Sophie Kinsella. OMG. I love this book. I am sure you will read it very fast but it is SO CUTE.

Young Mom/Wife said...

I have a Good Reads account and it helps me keep track of all the books I want to read and have read. It is on my blog too.
I recently finished The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf. I love Margaret Atwood books, and the historical mystery series by Ariana Franklin.

I always look up the latest books on the New York Times best seller list to help me pick out my next read too.

Tickled Pink said...

Hi! One, that I loved and keep recomending to friends is called Firefly Lane. Its really great! I have a list of books I have recently read on my blog as well! Happy Reading!

Abbie said...

Well when you find some good books, let me know! I am desperate for a good read...or 8!

Happy New Year's!

Via said...

Belong to Me AND Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos. Best fiction books ever written :)

I've heard good things about The Hunger Games series, but haven't read it yet. I just ordered myself the first book. Not usually what I like, but all the buzz makes me interested so we'll see!

betherfany said...

I just ordered nannies back and Dear John. The book I just finished up is a non fiction called A Journal for Jordan (don't recommend while on deployment) I am a big believer on corny books. I love a series called the second assistant, it is followed by the first assistant. I'm a big reader. I've also tried knitting when the book doesn't work.

Weeksie50 said...

Right now I am having to read a lot of Young Adult fiction because I am in the Masters program for Library Science and School Media.. All the books I have read by Ellen Hopkins are good. The Vampire Academy books are good too..oh and anything by Sarah Dessen are good too.. for adult reading I love Susan Mallery, Kristen Hannah,and Nicholas Sparks... and for christian fiction.. you can't beat Karen Kingsbury.. Her books are amazing!!!

kd said...

I just finished Julia Child's "My Life in France"--loved it!

Right now I'm reading "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown.

Penny said...

You should join Goodreads!

Her Fearful Symmetry was the best book I read in all of 2009.

You Remind Me of Me-Dan Chaon

Favourite book of all time: I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb

lola said...

I loved The Post-American World and The Omnivore's Dilemma. If you read the Omnivore's Dilemma, I insist that you google "the omnivore's delusion" which is an essay that counters some points made in the book. If you're going to see one side, you should see the other too! :) I also really liked The History of Love. It was kinda weird, but the end was beautiful.

lola said...

Also, because I'm a big anthro nerd, you MUST check out Dead Men Do Tell Tales by William Maples. He was the head of the lab that I helped out at in undergrad and the book is AMAZING.

Stace said...

I saw someone else recommend the book Firefly Lane. I read that too and I loooved it. Also, right now I am reading Three Cups of Tea, but I am not very far into it.

JG said...

Here's what I've read recently (and recommend):

*They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky
*Uglies
*Archangel by Robert Harris
*Home by Julie Andrews
*The Third Terrorist by Jayna Davis (being an Okie, you might find this interesting)
*If God is Good
*The Jesus You Can't Ignore
*The Last Thing I Remember

Some of those are young adult fiction, some are non-fiction and I listed the authors for ones that may have multiple books of a similar title or be otherwise hard to find.

Let us know what you read as you go! I love book recommendations!

Random Musings Of My Life said...

I am going to send you some! I think I have your address so I will have to double check.

I just read Dear John by Nicolas Sparks, and then Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult

Sara said...

I'll have to look through these suggestions. I've read next to nothing recently. I keep going after trashy stephen king books but even those haven't kept my attention.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I just got done reading "Sam's Letters to Jennifer" and Tori's Spelling's 2nd book Mommywood. Her first book was HILARIOUS if you haven't read it, it's good as well "sTori Telling"

CDG said...

I love love love'd the Sookie Stakhouse novels by Charline Harris. They are the books that the True Blood series on HBO were based off of. ( http://bestfantasystories.com/complete-listing-of-the-charlaine-harris-sookie-stackhouse-books/ )

Kebi Cedawna said...

I'm still working my way through the Harry Potter series (on book 5 right now) but I find them to be really predictable. I've got "Julie and Julia" in line and the book "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Cadavers" (which was recommended by one of my professors).
You should check out the book club "PaperBack Swap". It's free, and I've already gotten several great books from it. Here's the link:
www.paperbackswap.com

Amanda and Tim said...

Only on my 9 day of the Italy trip and I am already on book three...

Book One: Italian for Beginners by Kristin Harmel

Book Two: The Opposite of Love by Julie Buxbaum

Book Three: Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult

HAPPY READINGS!

Jenny said...

I read alot of Karen Kingsbury. She writes Christian fiction.
I also love Nicholas Sparks and Jodi Picoult.

Hannah Noel said...

Chronicles of Narnia, Sookie Stackhouse books, The Sexually Confident Wife, Harry Potter series... umm.. Can't think of anything else!

Dana said...

I've recently gotten into audiobooks that I buy on iTunes and listen to on my iPod. Right now I'm in the middle of The Lovely Bones and can.not.stop.

MITZI said...

If you enjoy crime/mystery Michael Connelly is a must. Not gory but great mystery/suspense. I read a lot of his.

Suzanne said...

I'm reading the Black Dagger Brotherhood (a vampire series) and it is AWESOME!!The author is J R Ward. I think there are 6 or more books. A bit more adult than Sookie, but so good!!

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