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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Winter Reading List


I've always loved reading. Lucky for me growing up, my version of Christmas morning happened on the first day of every month during the school year, when the teacher would place the Scholastic Book Club catalog underneath our desks. If you were born in the 80s, you know what I'm talkin' about! My parents generously allowed me to order several books a month and I took full advantage. 

I read everything I could get my hands on... Goosebumps, the American Girl series, Babysitters Club, Nancy Drew... then I was onto more serious themes in my early teens... 1984, Of Mice and Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, The Great Gatsby... enter college cheesiness.... Jen Lancaster, Nicholas Sparks, Danielle Steele (I just admitted that, wow)... then onto young adult... David Sedaris, Ernest Hemingway... and now I'm into it all plus a little enlightenment and business related prose.

Despite my love of reading, I don't get around to it as much as I'd like. Take tonight for example: I really wanted to spend a few hours reading. Instead, I spent a few hours researching books that I want to read. I had the best of intentions but I just didn't get around to actually reading anything except book reviews. Counter productive at it's finest. 

Well, at least I got a good reading intentions list out of it. Below are some books on my radar. Do you have any books that you can recommend to me or have you read any of the below? I like it all: fiction, historical, thriller, romance, political, the classics, enlightenment, comedy. Bring it! The book recommendations that is...

Click on any on the books below for a description and link to buy the book yourself

Currently Reading:

Fiction

Historical Fiction

Historical Thriller

Enlightenment (I will not admit self-help)

Classics

In the Kitch

Reread
The Great Gatsby



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48 comments:

  1. I just love reading too - unfortunately I don't get to do it enough!!! I am reading the Happiness Project right now and really loving it!

    XO
    https://www.facebook.com/pearlsandpawsblog

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    1. I have heard great things about that book! I will def put it on my list! Thanks for the recommendation!

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  2. Gone Girl is supposed to be amazing..my sister just read it and NO EASY DAY by Mark Owen is supposed to be great..it's about the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden..it's an autobiography of a Navy Seal!
    Sheree xxx

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    1. Ooooh that sounds right up my alley... I just saw Zero Dark Thirty and it was FANTASTIC! Highly recommend!

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  3. Great picks! I have had the Paris wife on my radar for some time now!

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  4. I just finished Devil in the White City and it was GOOD. You're going to love it. I also have read Kitchen Confidential and it's a really good and funny read.

    val
    The Daily Distraction

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    1. Nice! I'm happy to hear you liked them! Anthony Bourdain is my hero ;)

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  5. I want to read a few on your list as well. There should be a few extra hours in the day dedicated solely to reading!

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  6. ohmygoodness. I love your 80s reading list and book club reference...a girl after my own heart. I loved Devil in the White City and Gone Girl and Paris Wife are currently on my to-read list. Happy reading!

    Chelsea
    Haute Child in the City

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    1. hahaha fun to reminisce about the Scholastic Book Club! I just started Gone Girl and so far, it is SO intriguing! I finally forced myself to go to bed last night cause I could barely put it down! We'll have to check back after we read them and see what we thought of them!

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  7. The Fault in Our Stars and The Paris Wife are on my list too! Anddd I was all about that Scholastic Book Club catalog. My parents spent so much money every month on my brother and me with that thing.

    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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    1. haha isn;t it fun to reminisce! Looks like we need to be in the same book club, girl!

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  8. My sisters and I are readaholics! We are all really into psychological thrillers, and kind of 'messed up' books and themes. Lolita is hands down one of my favorites of all time and next up for me is the Tropic of Cancer as soon as my sis finishes. You should read the background behind that book, it's pretty interesting :)

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    1. ahaha yes, I am right there with you with the crazy twisted thrillers!!! I have always wanted to read Tropic of Cancer! Definitely on my list!

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  9. I am kind of addicted to books. I have plenty of books , but unfortunately nowadays I am unable to read them as my exmas are too near. My reading list is still moving , I am slowly reading House By The Shore of Mary Joyce and I hope I would complete it before exams!

    Aree With Umbrella
    Facebook

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  10. I am a BIG reader. I have always read just about everything I can get my hands on. When I was little, my parents would say I couldn't get a toy, but they never told me no if I wanted a book!
    I recently read Gone Girl and it is AMAZING. Definitely one of the best books I have ever read. I just finished Silver Linings Play book and it was so good too! The Paris Wife is on my list to read and so are the other two Gillian Flynn books.

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    1. Oooh so happy to hear you liked Gone Girl! Sounds like we were both book worm kids! Love that!

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  11. Ahhh I feel like you wrote this post for me! I love reading & some of these are definitely making it onto my list! Totally remember the scholastic book club order forms!

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    1. Hahaha Scholastic Order Forms are such a fond memory!

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  12. I love book recomendations! I just finished the happiness project and now I'm starting the second book Happier at Home but after that I'll bee a new book! love this!

    http://two-leaf-clover.com

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    1. I've heard really good things about that book! I will have to add it to my list! Thank you for the recommendation!

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  13. Some of these are on my list, too! Just finished re-reading Great Gatsby (even better IMO the second time), and The Paris Wife is SO amazing. Made me want to read the Sun Also Rises, so maybe that will be next. :)

    Morgan
    seemomogo.blogspot.com

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    1. Yay- I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it just as much the 2nd time around! I can;t wait for the Great Gatsby movie to come out too!

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  14. Stop what you're doing and read Gone Girl RIGHT NOW! It's so intense and you will finish in 2 days.

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    1. Hannah! I just started Gone Girl and so far, it is SO intriguing! I finally forced myself to go to bed last night cause I could barely put it down!

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  15. I love Ayn Rand....The Fountainhead is one of my all time favorites!

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  16. wow reading this post was like reading about me! I was just like you...reading everything when I was a kid and even into my teenage/early adulthood years! I wish I made more time to read and really...now I have to make more of an effort! I do want to make more time to do so though. I still love reading!
    I've got to get reading on Gone Girl!
    xo,
    nancy

    http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

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    1. I just started Gone Girl and so far, it is SO intriguing! I love it!

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  17. oh i loved babysitters club and goosebumps as a kid from the scholastic catalog. so fun haha. i really enjoyed gone girl and am currently reading 11/22/63 by stephen king and love it so far!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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    1. Wasn't the Scholastic book club the BEST! ha! I just started Gone Girl and so far, it is SO intriguing! I love it! I will have to look into the Stephen King series- he's always a great read!

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  18. i loved getting those book club flyers! i still love looking at them when my son gets them! i love anthony bourdain - wouldn't mind checking out that book of his!

    rockoomph.blogspot.com

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  19. I'm embarrassed to say I haven't read almost all of these books. It's just so hard for me to find the time. Good for you though, there's nothing like sitting down with a great book and getting lost in it for awhile! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  20. Lolita and Gatsby are so so good, I love The Sun Also Rises too. My favourite book is Any Human Heart by William Boyd - if you haven't read it then you must! It's so well written that you forget the characters are fictional.
    I found all my old Goosebumps and Point Horrors in my parent's loft the other day, along with my embarrassingly large collection of Judy Blume books! x
    that-bird.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. If you're interested in The Devil in the White City, then you should definitely check out In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson as well. A few others I'd totally recommend are: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Man in the Rockefeller Suit, The Tipping Point, Outliers and Tuesdays with Morrie x

    Nina
    Anything et Everything

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  22. i need to read some of those books!

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    christie-mariee.blogspot.com

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  23. Perfect timing for this post since I'm up for the next book nomination at my book club! We just finished the Language of Flowers which was fantastic and are currently (supposed to be) reading Sweet Tooth but I just can't get into it.

    If you're into non-fiction, Seth Godin is by far my favorite author ever.
    Happy Weekending!
    xx-
    Jillian

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  24. I need to read so many books too! I also read the same books (Nancy Drew, Babysitter's Club series)when I was a kid, mostly because I studied in a US American school.
    Now I am more of a classic literature kind of reader (Dostoyevsky is my favourite all time author).
    One thing I will never read though is anything by that psychotic bitch called Ayn Rand. Her pseudo philosophy and political views disgust me, but I know Atlas Shrugged is an interesting read. x

    Fashion Landscape

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    1. PS Lolita is one of the most exquisite books ever written and I am a hardcore Orwell fan. Now that's the kind of dystopia I love.

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  25. great post!! ;) kisses
    http://blogcashmeremafia.blogspot.com

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  26. The fault in our stars is my second favourite book. I actually named my blog from a quote in the book. ♥

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  27. I need to get around to reading too, as much as I like to do it---I just get so busy! I had the Devil in the White City, but I never finished it (I've heard great reviews...)- and, oh, Hemingway.....-Jessica L

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  28. The Devil in the White City is one of my faves. LOVE a good book!

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  29. I think The Devil in the White City is fantastic book. I have Larson's In the Garden of Beasts on my "to read" shelf because of how much I enjoy TDITWC.

    Also, I copied your list and will check out the books I have not already read.

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