Friday, December 12, 2008

What are you reading these days?


The chilly weather makes me want to curl up on the couch with a good book and a nice cup of hot tea. I always end up enjoying the books that have been recommended to me by friends more than the random ones I have picked up at Barnes and Noble. I would love to know what books you are currently reading or have recently read. Your recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

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15 comments:

I *Heart* You said...

for some reason a book intrigues me the minute i find out they are going to make it into a movie. after finishing the twilight series in a week, i picked up revolutionary road - the one that will star kate winslet and leo. so far so good. i also have the time traveler's wife on my shelf. that one is going to have eric bana and rachel mcadams.

Courtney said...

Trail of Crumbs. Bought one for my Mom and myself -- I've just started it but she can't put it down! Came recommended by Erika of Urban Grace

The Lil Bee said...

I'm reading an old classic that I really love, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn." I just finished "The Testimony," by Anita Shreve, which was an easy read and I definitely enjoyed it.

Kaitlyn's Momma said...

I'm reading The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb.

I'm only 4 chapters in (I'm a slow reader)- but so far, its amazing!

Claire said...

Oooh - I recently read Midnight in the Garden f Good and Evil. So good and reads like a novel even though its nonfiction.

My Decor Style said...

Everything that David Sedaris has every written is good. I loooooove him. He is hilarious because it is like he is inside of your head writing about every thought you have ever had.

Lauren said...

Ok... I have to admit my guilty pleasure- just finished with the Twilight books. ;) And design-wise I'm really enjoying Celerie Kemble's new book, To Your Taste.

Paloma said...

I'm going to have to ask my sister for her Twilight books!

My Decor Style- I love David Sedaris!

Paige- Revolutionary Road sounds great. Feeling stifled in the suburbs? I can certainly relate.

Claire- I have heard wonderful things about Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Maybe it's high time I read it!

Anonymous said...

The best book I have read in awhile was "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan", by Lisa See. It make one glad she was born in the U.S.A.
Vickydarnell

alice said...

I am about to finish Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. It is an amazing and unbelievable true story... It is eye opening on so many levels and very readable too. I absolutely recommend it!

annkent said...

My all time favorite book is The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand because I love architecture!

And I heard that the author of Revolutionary Road is a writer's writer. His book was a hit among the writing community; however, sadly never took flight in a commercial sense (although perhaps all of that is about to change!). Revolutionary Road is my next pick!

Adriene Rathbun said...

The last book I read was Snowflower and the Secret Fan - and I agree with the person who commented about it above. It's a GREAT read.

Currently, I'm reading Eat Pray Love. I'm almost finished with the Italy section, and am enjoying it. Not totally in love with the book, yet. However, it's taking me a while to plunge through it.

Paloma said...

Adriene, I just finished reading Eat Pray Love. It took me a while to really get into it because she seems to whine so much in the Italy section. I promise it gets better! I enjoyed the India and Indonesia chapters so, so much. I was inspired to do a lot of introspection because of those chapters. It is one of my favorite books. Stick with it!

Anonymous said...

Seven Types of Ambiguity by Elliot Perlman

bandelle said...

Just started Mao's Last Dancer. I love it so far -- makes you appreciate what you have. I'm going to curl up on the couch with my book and cup of tea tonight.

x Kylie

P.S. I'm thankful that we're friends too :)